Coronavirus (Covid-19) statement:

During these uncertain times, we will ensure that National Saturday Club members and host institutions are fully supported and informed of programme developments over the coming weeks and months. The Saturday Club Trust team are working from home but remain fully contactable via email and telephone. If you telephone the office landlines you will be diverted to individual staff members’ mobile numbers. 

Our primary consideration is the health and welfare of everyone in the network. Accordingly, we are currently reviewing the whole programme for this academic year with the understanding that Saturday Clubs will not be running in their usual format. 

We have recently announced the launch of a new digital initiative. National Saturday Club: Online is the result of an inspiring, collaborative effort by our extraordinary network. The platform provides free to access activities designed by Saturday Club tutors from colleges and universities across the country, as well as Masterclass briefs set by leading industry professionals. We hope that the projects available on National Saturday Club: Online will spark joy and creativity, whilst providing opportunities for our Club members to build their skills and discover their talents from home.

Many Saturday Clubs are running a virtual weekly class programme via digital video platforms. We very much support this approach and encourage all Clubs to endeavour to continue with the 2019/20 programme in this way. 

It is an uncertain time for young people, and opportunities to be creative will be vital to our collective mental health and well-being in the coming weeks and months. We are committed to ensuring that the 1,500 Club members across the UK continue to have the opportunity to explore the subjects they love for free, despite the challenging circumstances. An update about the National Saturday Club Summer Show 2020 will follow very soon – plans for an interactive digital exhibition are currently in development.

On a personal note, I would like to thank you for your ongoing support and engagement with the programme as we all navigate this challenging time. The Saturday Club Trust, in collaboration with our host institutions and industry partners, will continue to innovate and to explore new ways of enabling young people across the country to develop their skills and study the subjects they love for free.

With best wishes,

Lucy Kennedy

CEO, Saturday Club Trust and The Sorrell Foundation

 

For more information:

Tutors and host institutions
please contact the Saturday Club Trust team

Parents and Club members
please contact your local Club tutor

Any other enquiries
please contact hello@saturday-club.org

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