Breakaway Play Scheme & Saturday Clubs
Breakaway Play Scheme & Saturday Clubs

NHCVS Breakaway


NHCVS Breakaway Manager - Kathryn Thorn
Kathryn was an English teacher for 6 years before joining CVS as Breakaway Manger in September 2018. She graduated with a BA in English Literature from Cardiff University in 2011 before undertaking her teacher training, during which time she volunteered for a scheme offering English and Maths tuition for less privileged children in Cardiff Bay. She frequently performs with a theatre group in Letchworth and enjoys researching Medieval literature and history.
NHCVS Breakaway Administrator - Vikki Atkinson
Vikki is the administrator for the Breakaway Playschemes, she works part-time Tuesdays and Thursdays.
North Herts Centre for Voluntary Service (NHCVS) has been running the playschemes and Saturday Clubs for approximately 16 years. 
The Saturday Club initially ran from the Scout Hut next to the Grange School and was set up by a group of parents wanted a Saturday Club for their young people. It has been run from a number of venues over the years but was moved to St Nicholas School in 2015 as the Club expanded and more secure outside space was needed.  NHCVS was asked to take over the running of the Club by the parents who wanted to ensure it was sustainable for future young people.  Initially the Club was just intended for the older ones but in 2007 NHCVS were successful in tendering for funding to run a club for the younger age group.
North Herts Breakaway has been running almost as long as the Saturday Club but the Stevenage playscheme did not start until 2003. 
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