Summer courses for 16-24 year-olds

Take your summer to the next level with Launchpad

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These Launchpad courses are happening right on your doorstep in Finsbury Park. All activities are free for young people aged 16-24 who live or study in Islington. Places are first-come-first served, so check out what’s available below and get booking!

Tech Action
Do you want to make a different to the world? Do you want to learn about how technology can help bring about change? Is so then this course is for you. You will research and design a project that uses technology like 3D printing, robotics, BBC Microbit, to benefit the lives of people who need your help.
Where: Platform Youth Hub
When: 2 August, 12-4pm
Where: Andover Community Centre (girls only)
When: 14 August, 1-5pm
To book call 020 7404 7274 or email

Launchpad Reporting Team
Considering a career in social media, video production or vlogging? Then join the Launchpad Reporting Team. You will learn from industry experts and gain experience in presenting, interviewing, filming and editing. You will produce a short film showcasing both Launchpad and Summerversity projects and events that are happening this summer.
Where: Platform Youth Hub
When: Throughout July and August
For session dates and times visit To book your place email

Animation – Away from the Western Front
Would you like to learn animation, storyboarding and editing skills with professional animators? Then join this course to design, animate and edit your own film about World War I. Tell the story of the Finsbury Rifles’ experience of war: riding camels, visiting pyramids, battling disease and desert warfare.
Where: Platform Youth Hub
When: 7-11 August, 12-3pm (12-5pm 7 August)
To book call Rebecca on 020 7527 3326 or email

Stand Up for Yourself
Build confidence through stand up comedy! Workshop your ideas, discover what is funny and craft that perfect joke. One-to-one coaching will help you build self-esteem and confidence to perform in front of an audience.
Where: Platform Youth Hub
When: 14-18 August, 11am-4pm
To book call Tash on 07826 183 405 or email

The Cracked It iPhone Repair Academy
Become a phone repair entrepreneur. Learn how to repair cracked iPhone screens and build your own enterprise selling repairs at Spitalfields Market.
Where: Andover Community Centre
When: 14-18 August, 1-6pm (Friday 9am-4pm)
To book call 07387 086 566 or email

Business 4 Life Masterclass
Two-day masterclass for inspiring young entrepreneurs who want to learn how to set up their own business.
Where: Platform Youth Hub
When: 1-2 August, 2-4pm
To book call 020 3598 4109, email or search Summerversity Business 4 Life Masterclass at

Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership
Become a qualified sports leader to work with children and young people in a community sports environment.
Where: Finsbury Park Athletics Track
When: 7-11 August, 10am-5pm
Book online at, call 020 7686 8812 or email

Athletics Activators Award
This practical workshop introduces the basic components of athletics – running, throwing and jumping – and how to organise and deliver informal athletics activities and competitions in a community setting.
Where: Finsbury Park Athletics Track
When: 11 August, 1-4pm
Book online at, call 020 7686 8812 or email

Develop your skills including the basic strokes, forehand, backhand, volley and serve.
Where: Finsbury Park Tennis Courts
When: 24-27 July, 10am-12 noon
Book online at, call 020 7686 8812 or email

Junior Gym (girls only)
Come and exercise in a welcoming environment with an instructor on hand to help you become gym-confident and have fun!
Where: Sobell Leisure Centre
When: 24, 31 July and 7, 14, 21 August, 6.30-8pm
Book online at, call 020 7686 8812 or email

Multi Sports
Football, basketball, cricket, volleyball, handball, netball and more.
Where: Finsbury Park Basketball Courts
When: 31 July – 3 August, 1-3pm
Book online at, call 020 7686 8812 or email

Get in the spirit of the World Athletics Championships! Join this packed week with track and field events including sprinting, jumping and throwing. You will have a chance to complete an Athletics Activator Award.
Where: Finsbury Park Athletics Track
When: 7-10 August, 2-4pm
Book online at, call 020 7686 8812 or email

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