Youth

The DDRA are very concerned to have a positive approach to the young in our community. We want to encourage both children and parents to take a positive view of being part of the Dorridge community, we don’t accept the mantra of there is nothing to do is a valid excuse for vandalism and abuse.

We have a number of positive programmes: we have successfully worked with the Council to get the playground facilities at Bentley Heath to a high standard using a large grant and additional financial support from the local community.

We are keen to get more facilities in the area for children, and would like to see some proper areas set aside for skateboarding and bike-riding. We must be mindful that the parks do not become sterile sancturaries, but are places that encourage lively activity.

Challenge Adventure Group

Challenge Adventure GroupChallenge Adventure Group is a youth organisation for Knowle and Dorridge that started in January 2009 and is aimed at young people aged 10 to 25 from the Knowle and Dorridge area.

As their name suggests, the group provides challenging, adventurous and fun activities to educate young people in their leisure time. By becoming members, young people will be able to develop their physical and mental skills and capacities and reach their full potential by becoming positive, active citizens.

Putting it simply, they get out and about on different activities and have a bit of fun while they’re at it.

The Tuesday evening meeting is based at the Bickenhill Church Hall, less than 10 minutes car journey from Knowle and Dorridge Cricket Club, or 5 minutes from Hampton in Arden

Challenge Adventure Group always welcomes new members from school year 6 and up – they meet once a week for adventurous activities and go away once a month as part of the Outdoor Trip program. School year 9 and above members can take part in the Duke Of Edinburgh Award to enhance their activities, enjoy the challenge and improve their prospects of employment and / or entering University.

To join Challenge Adventure Group please just email membership@challengeadventure.org – all information about them and their activities can be found at www.challengeadventure.org