Turning Heads has been awarded money from the Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund by Devon Community Foundation

The Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund by will ensure that creativity plays an important role in local community celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

We will be using some of this award to run 2 fantastic celebrations. On Monday 30th May we will be running a celebration for children aged 0 – 11 and then on Wednesday 1st June we will be having a 50’s party for the grown-ups!

Easter HAF 2022

This Easter we ran a forest school on Windmill Hill as part of the school’s holiday programme. We worked in conjunction with The Youth Trust and provided a 4-day programme for children in Torbay in receipt of free school meals and who were young carers.

The programme was varied and included fire building, den making, camp cooking, tree climbing, tight rope walking, slingshot competitions and much more. One of the many comments from the children that summed up this experience was:

‘I love it here – I am allowed to do stuff I couldn’t do at home – my mum would never let me near a fire!’

Here are some of the photo highlights.

Easter HAF Timetable

This Easter Turning Heads will be involved in the HAF schools programme. We will be running a forest schools programme and have places for 20 young people. This will not affect the other sessions and activities that we will be running from the Windmill Centre.

You can also download the following attachments:

Young Carer Sessions this half term

This half-term we will be running free sessions to any Young Carer in Torbay at The Windmill Centre.

Come along and have some lunch and then after try some activities and opportunities that we regularly run.

This is a thank you from us for the amazing work you do and have done during the pandemic.

Hele Village and our Environment

Currently at The Windmill Centre we are looking at the area around Hele Village and starting to appreciate our natural environment.

Here is a lovely photo of Tracey and Carol working on a Hockney style tree canvas inspired from the woods on Windmill Hill.

We run lots of opportunities up at the centre for people of all ages and abilities to get involved in.

Check out what we do and come and join us. There is no age limit, no limit to your capabilities and we welcome everyone.

Turning Heads joins Torbay Council HAF Programme

This December 2021, Turning Heads joined other organisations through Torbay Council HAF Programme delivering holiday activities to children on Free School Meals.

We ran craft sessions and activities from The Windmill Centre and gave young people the opportunity to try new things, help out with cooking and make new friends.

Thank you to all the staff who helped out and gave up time over the holidays.

Here are some of the photo highlights from these sessions.

Activities from January

Please see our offer from Wednesday 5th January.

If you have not been before then please come along for a taster session.

For more information please feel free to contact Alan Tilley, Chief Executive.

We look forward to seeing you in 2022.

Christmas at the Windmill Centre

Please find a flier for the forthcoming Christmas Children’s club activities.

We still have a few places left so if you are interested then please email The Youth Trust and book your place.

Please see the risk assessment and for these sessions if you are attending and note:
1. If you have any Covid symptoms or are feeling unwell then please do not attend and ensure that you have a PCR test.
2. All staff will be wearing masks and following current government guidelines. Please follow their lead and wear masks where appropriate and try to maintain social distancing.