Our Pokemon Summer Club is a four week holiday club full of games, crafts, and Pokemon!
Key information: for 8-11 year old children; 4 hours per day, 4 days per week, 4 weeks in August; places are free to all Hartlepool children.

With five locations there’s one near you!
Rift House (St Columba’s),
Town centre at Ward Jackson Primary,
Elwick Road (St Matthew’s Community Centre),
Rossmere Primary School
Headland Baptist Church

Almost everyone, at some point in their childhood, got a pack of Pokemon cards. Some kids love collecting them, and some enjoy learning to play the game and battling their Pokemon. This club is for kids who love Pokemon, or want to have fun learning how to play! It’s not just Pokemon of course – there’ll be games, crafts, and lunch provided too.

To sign up on the Hartlepool Borough Council website, first select ‘Pokemon’, then any of the weeks in August.

Autism Friendly Location: All children are welcome at all locations, however we will have special chill out zones, quieter activities, and a higher proportion of staff trained in managing special educational needs at St Columba’s, Rift House.

Sign up here!

Spaces are free, provided by Hartlepool Borough Council.

We also have some Weekend clubs starting in September, find out more here!

When is it?

Rossmere Primary School, Rift House: St Columba’s, and Burbank: Ward Jackson school: 11am to 3pm, Monday to Thursday, for four weeks from 2nd August.

Headland Baptist Church: 11am to 3pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday for four weeks from 2nd August.

St Matthew’s Community Centre, Elwick Road, 11am – 3pm, Tuesday – Friday for four weeks from 2nd August.

Where is it?

We will have five venues in different areas of the town: Rossmere Primary School, Ward Jackson Primary School, St. Columba’s (Rift House), Headland Baptist Church, plus one more to be confirmed.

Do I have to go to all of it?

No – you can choose the weeks that your child(ren) is available.

How much does it cost?

Spaces are free to families, and have been paid for by Hartlepool Borough Council.

What happens in the Pokemon Summer club?

After being welcomed into one of four different groups (we keep kids in bubbles of 16), children cycle through four different activities every day: Playing the Pokemon Trading Card Game (we have the decks and we’ll teach you how to play!); a ‘game of the day’ that’s really going to get your brain working; outdoor activities and games; and crafts.

Every day you will get food too – a healthy lunch for all!

We can’t wait to meet you all!

What is the aim of the club?

This club will provide stimulating activities, teach new games, provide opportunities for exercise, and give kids a healthy meal. We do this to help children remain confident and ready for learning when September comes along. Lockdown has been tough – we want Hartlepool kids to have a flying start in the Autumn! Our games will have a particular focus on building confidence in using maths in the ‘real-world’, because we know maths is one area particularly affected by interrupted schooling during lockdown.

Therefore, we are aiming to:

Create a safe space for kids to have fun
Prevent maths skills slipping over summer
Increase confidence with numeracy
Keep children ‘ready for school’
Develop social skills
Develop peer-leadership skills
Develop problem solving and strategizing
Keep children active
Provide a new hobby

By the end of the club, we expect our members to: have improved their confidence and skills with maths, have learnt how to play Pokemon Trading Card Game (and other table top games), continue to develop the social skills that lockdown interrupted, remain ‘ready to learn’ so they have a flying start in September.

How will you ensure our children are safe?

We will follow all the best-practice guidance for safeguarding, including ensuring all members of staff have DBS checks and have been vetted.

There are no risky or dangerous activities planned – all sports will be carefully monitored and led by staff.

Although we expect a relaxing of social distancing restrictions, out of an abundance of caution children will still be in smaller bubbles with dedicated members of staff, we will continue to follow recommendations for regular hand washing, increased ventilation, and minimising contact between bubbles.

If you have any questions or queries email PokemonClub@Gamersathart.co.uk