Thank you for being a mentor. Your time, commitment and skills are making a huge difference to a young person, and we’re privileged to have you on board.
We’re here to support your mentoring relationship all the way. If you have any concerns, major or minor, please contact your practitioner as soon as possible.
Mentoring Plus runs a variety of after school activities for young people and their mentors to attend together. Small group activities have included: quad biking, rowing, gardening, photography, art, video-making, football, digital music, hip hop, spoken word poetry, farm visits, baking, filming, drama, panto, clay pigeon shooting, paintball, forest school, visits to country estates, kayaking, lantern making, assault courses and go-karting.
A new programme is scheduled at the start of each term and we always try to run a good balance of sports, arts, practical and social activities. Please email Jim Noke for the latest programme of activities.
There are plenty of other activities mentors and mentees can get involved with together in and around the B&NES area. Please see our list below for some ideas and if you have any suggestions that are not featured here, please email them to us!
Or, for activities further afield in BaNES, you might like to download this handy guide.
£5 for x2 tickets for mentors and mentees to watch shows at the egg young people’s theatre, Theatre Royal Bath – subject to availability.
For info on productions visit http://www.theatreroyal.org.uk/page/3030/the+egg.
Do also look out for Bath Festivals and other ticket offers by ‘liking’ our Facebook page.
Residents of BANES can use their Discovery Card to gain free or discounted access to a long list of museums, galleries and attractions. Under-16s can accompany any card-holding adult.
The National Trust have agreed to let you and your mentee in for free (please contact us if you are planning a trip and we can send you confirmation that you are with Mentoring Plus). The Abbey at Lacock is where they filmed Harry Potter, or see life below stairs at Dyrham Park. Other ideas available on the National Trust website.
Perhaps have a go at horse riding? Wellow do a 1/2 hour walk along the lane – to be accompanied by the mentor on foot – for £10 and after the 1/2 hour the young person can untack and groom the horse www.wellowtrekking.com
Walking a dog can be a great way to spend a bit of quality time together in the lovely countryside around Bath and offer a great opportunity to listen.
The Comedy Walk around the city of Bath. www.bizarrebath.co.uk
Every mentor is entitled to an allowance of £35 per month to pay for refreshments and activities with their mentee, if you provide receipts and submit a completed expenses claim every month. You can also claim mileage allowance for car journeys with your mentee.
Please ensure your name and address are filled in on the form, and are also included with the receipts if posted separately.
In order to manage our outgoings, regrettably we cannot carry forward any unused allowance into the following calendar month.