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Manager

Peter Dacres Your Skills/Experience: I have been working at Somerville since April 2016 and have 20 years experience of working with children and young people. As well as managing our amazing staff, I deliver a range of activities and workshops relating to issues young people may be facing and accredited courses such as the Duke […]

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Play Worker

Amy Richards – Vassell Your Skills/Experience: 5+ years working with young people of all ages and abilities. I am a patient, enthusiastic individual who supports,encourages and motivates young people to reach their potential through conversation and various activities. Why I like to work for SYPP: It is a very calm environment where I am given […]

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Youth Support Worker

On Sy Yuen Your Skills/Experience: Certificates in City and Guilds 383 level 1 National Diploma in Dental Technology Assistant manager and secretary of a local community football team that were champions in their league 2002-2008 Southwark school boys runner-up in table tennis.  Why I like to work for SYPP: I like to support positive change […]

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Play Worker

Name: Tony Knight Your Skills/Experience: I have been at The Somerville for fifteen years. I am very motivated and bring energy to the playground. I am a positive person and always have a smile and a big “hello” for the families that visit us. I use my initiative and will turn my hand to all […]

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Play Worker

Name: Andrew Hunte Your Skills/Experience: I have worked at The Somerville as a playworker for ten years. I believe that I am organised, reliable and help to maintain the structure of the playground and make sure that the children are safe while having fun. I also have a good sense of humour and like to […]

Your Space

Your Space

The Somerville is at the heart of the community in Lewisham and Southwark, providing a safe space for play, learning, socialising and developing new skills. From young children to our senior residents – there is something for everyone to get involved in.

Who We Are

History

The Somerville was founded by local community worker Ron Martin in 1971. He believed that adventure playgrounds were a much-needed resource for children growing up in inner cities and worked tirelessly throughout his life to make the site accessible to kids. Ron was a volunteer at a play scheme run from St Catherine’s Church on […]

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Who We Are

The Somerville was first opened in 1971. Our commitment to providing a happy, safe and stimulating environment for all members of the Lewisham and Southwark community hasn’t changed since then. Find out about our history and read our mission statement. Our youth and play provision covers our unique adventure playground plus a programme of educational […]

Support Us

ABOUT FUNDRAISING

One way we raise funds is through Hall Hire. Our spaces are available for education, meetings, parties, exercise and more. Visit our Space for Hire page for more information. We welcome any ideas for fundraising events. You could join the cycle club and go on a sponsored ride. Use the training equipment and set sponsored […]