How to book
3Generate 2017 will take place from 24 to 26
November at Pontins, Southport - a new LARGER venue.
Attendee tickets for 8-23 year olds cost £110 each. Tickets for
leaders are free.
Booking is now open and will close on 31 July for everyone
except 19-23s (they can book until 18 October).
More details and links to the booking pages can be found below
3Generate 2017 Booking System
Welcome to the 2017 Booking page for 3Generate 2017. As
you are probably aware, this year we are encouraging children and
youth to come along to 3Generate together with their youth or
children's leaders. Please use the link to Group
Please don't be alarmed if your church isn't organising a group
as we have put mechanisms in place to link you up to other groups
who will be attending 3Generate 2017 from your Circuit or District.
Please register as an Individual.
If you are joining the 19-23 group you can book separately using
the 19-23s link until 18 October or as part
of your church group until 31 July.
It is also possible for a parent (or parents) to be recruited as
leaders using the Safer Recruitment* process and to accompany a
small group using the Parent Accompanied link.
New for 2017
- New larger venue at Pontins in Southport
- Increased capacity
- Children and Youth leaders accompany their groups and look
after them 'on-site'
- Pilot of new event booking and management system
- New, simpler booking system
Below you will find what you need to know in order to book your
2017 place. Please follow the correct link for your type of
Group Booking System
In order to book your group into 3Generate you will need to
first decide who your overall GROUP LEADER will be and the name of
the group that you are bringing along. You must use the Group name
and Group leader name and email address to identify your
At this stage you do not need to declare names or other
information about your young people or your leaders, you just need
to decide how many of each ticket you wish to purchase. Please
remember that we need you to have a ratio of 1:6
Leaders to under 18's (more details about ratios
can be found below). Your group may include those attending the
19-23's programme in your group booking or they can use their own
booking link provided.
To purchase your tickets you may either buy online using a
debit or credit card, or, you may purchase your
tickets with a cheque from your
Church/Circuit/District by inserting the Discount Offer
"CHQ" where it says "Add Coupons" after selecting
the tickets you want and before pressing "place
order". We then need to receive your cheque within 30 days
of your purchase - cheques should be made payable to "The
Methodist Church Fund". Please ensure that you state your
Group Name, Group Leader and the Group Leader's email when you send
your cheque in - alternatively a form has been created for you to
complete and send with your cheque and this can be found on
the 3Generate forms page.
You can return to the website while bookings are open and book
extra tickets if you need to but you must supply the same Group
Name, Group Leader and Group Leader email.
Please be accurate with your numbers. Bookings close on
31 July, up until that time we will allow you to return 3
tickets for a refund. After 31 July we are sorry but we will not be
able to process any further refunds.
Individual Booking System
If your church are not organising a group in their own right,
there may be a group in your Circuit or District that you can join.
Please contact one of the Regional Contacts listed below, who may
be able to help. We will also help you to make these connections
and join an already established group. BUT if this also proves
impossible then you will be able to join an "Onsite group" that
will be formed for the event. Please let us have details
by30 June, so that we can link you with a group
before the end of July.
To book your place at 3Generate please go here
19-23s Booking System
As at previous 3Generates we will have a group dedicated to
those over 18's who have now left school up until the age of 23.
The group will be accommodated together (not with a
church/circuit/district group) and have their own programme for the
3Generate weekend. Tickets for 19-23's will be available up until
18 October. Please see additional information below.
Please book your place here
Parent Accompanied Booking System
It is possible for a parent or parents to accompany a small
group where Children's and Youth workers are not present in a
Church or Circuit. All adults must have been through a process of
Safer Recruitment* and must have the minister's or Circuit
Superintendent's permission to bring the group.
The ratio of leaders to under 18's is 1:6 and if the adults are
bringing children who are not their own then there must be at least
2 adults in the group and one of each gender.
One of the adults will need to act as Group Leader and supply
their email address for the booking. The Group name should be in
the form:- "church name- PA"
Other important information for the 2017
All group leaders, leaders and adults that are
accompanying groups to 3Generate will need to have gone through a
process of safer recruitment (including parents attending with
young people with additional needs). By safer recruitment
we would expect each person to have:-
- Completed an application for their role in the Church, or as a
3Generate Group leader (inc. parents)
- Have provided 2 referees from which references have been
- Have been subject to a DBS check including "regulated
- Have had an interview / discussion with a church leader
DBS checks should be renewed at least every 5 years, and we
would encourage making use of the "update service". Refer to your
church secretary or minister.
Guidance with regard to the under 18/Leader Ratio
3Generate 2017 has been designed to be an event where youth and
children's leaders can bring along their own groups, be
accommodated close to them and care for them throughout the
weekend. There is no provision for adults to attend the event other
than in the role of a leader with a group or as a contributor or
The stated ratio of 1:6 has been designed to ensure sufficient
care and supervision of our children and young people throughout
the event. The ratio of under 18's to adults should not be
exceeded. In some cases the ratio will be less as some churches may
only have a few children or young people, but we would still expect
them to have a minimum of two leaders. This scenario is acceptable,
and the leader's tickets would still be free.
We have had an enquiry from a Circuit that are putting together
a circuit group from several churches, each church is planning to
bring a small group and their leaders. Again the ratio drops eg 1:4
but this is still acceptable.
All leaders attending the event must have been through a process
of "safer recruitment" (as explained above) and be in possession of
a DBS certificate covering regulated activity.
In some cases a group may be as small as a parent and a child,
this again is acceptable through the Parent Accompanied booking
route, provided the parent has been "safer recruited" and has the
permission of the minister or circuit superintendent to attend.
What would not be acceptable is a situation where a large number
of leaders above the stated ratio's were accompanying just a small
number of children.
If there are any queries about the above, or other booking
questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodation at 3Generate
3Generate will have exclusive use of the Pontins site for the
whole weekend. The site has a secure perimeter and the gate is
The site is used at different times by a variety of national
organisations and groups running sports tournaments and
Accommodation at Pontins camp in Southport is arranged in
chalets on two floors. Typically each chalet block will have 5
chalets on the ground floor and 5 chalets on the first floor.
Access to the first floor chalets is via external staircases and a
continuous veranda along the front of the Chalets. The chalets are
accessed from the front in all cases.
Having carried out a risk assessment of the accommodation we are
expecting that the normal configuration would be for children and
young people to be housed in a chalet according to gender and that
leaders will be housed in a separate chalet in the same or adjacent
block as their children and young people. All chalets can be locked
by a turnkey from the inside and with a key from the outside.
A typical group (there will never be a typical group!) of say 20
young people and 4 leaders could be accommodated across 5 or 6
chalets for children and young people and 2 chalets for
Accommodation will be allocated during September / October.
Group Leaders need to ensure their group's details are up to date
by mid-September as, we will allocate accommodation to each group
based upon the make-up of the group. It will be the Group Leaders'
responsibility to actually decide who is in each chalet.
Group Leader Responsibilities and Updates
Group leaders will have overall responsibility for their group,
they will need to obtain the necessary age and medical information
from the children and young people in their group and upload this
to our event management system during the early part of September.
(We will provide a data capture form to help with this process)
Group leaders, together with their team will need to obtain loco
parentis agreement for each child and young person in their group.
Again we will provide a pro-forma for this purpose. The consent
forms will remain with the group leaders throughout the event but
again we would like you to upload a picture of it to the
During the event the Group leader together with their team will
care for the children and young people at the event, there will be
some sessions that the children and young people will be able to
attend on their own and whilst these are running, there will be
separate sessions for the leaders.
At the end of August, each group leader will receive a unique
log-in that can be used to update information for their group. In
particular we will be asking for:-
- Names and addresses of all members of their group (download a
data capture form from the 3Generate forms page in May)
- Date of Birth and School Year of each under 18year old.
- Confirmation of safer recruitment including DBS of all
- Medical details for each member of the group
- Any additional needs of any member of the group
- Dietary requirements of any member of the group
- Email addresses for every member of the group
- Uploads of a photo for each member of the group
- Upload of Parental Consent Form for under 18's (a Parent
consent pro-forma will be available to download from the 3Generate
Forms page in May)
- Upload of a picture or scan of DBS certificate for leaders
Additional Needs Support
Care of all members of each group will be the responsibility of
the leaders of the group. Children and young people with additional
needs will be cared for as part of the group, however, if the group
needs to bring extra adults to help with this or specific carers,
these people can be added as extra leaders to the group
In all cases, additional adults should be appointed to this role
by a process of safer recruitment*. If you need further help with
this then please contact email@example.com
Further support will be available from our own Additional Needs
team, who will be "on-site" to help young people engage with the
programme, and as last year, will be creating quiet spaces to
provide those much needed times away from the hustle and
North West & Mann Region
Isle of Mann
Bolton & Rochdale
Manchester & Stockport
Chester & Stoke -on-Trent
Contact: Brec Seaton firstname.lastname@example.org
Scotland & Shetland Region
Contact: Lorraine Darlow email@example.com
The North East Region
Newcastle on Tyne
Contact: John Boyd firstname.lastname@example.org
Yorkshire Plus Region
York & Hull
Contact: Carla Quenet email@example.com
East Central Region
Lincoln & Grimsby
Nottingham & Derby
Contact: Nigel Pimlott firstname.lastname@example.org
or Gill Thomas email@example.com
East of England Region
Bedfordshire, Essex & Hertfordshire
Contact: Richard Armiger firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Richard Armiger email@example.com
Southern & Islands Region
Contact: Natalie Newton firstname.lastname@example.org
The South West Region
Plymouth & Exeter
Contact: Sharon Rowe email@example.com
Bristol & West Midlands Region
Wolverhampton & Shrewsbury
Contact: Liam McKenna firstname.lastname@example.org
Cymru Wales Region
Contact: Gareth Bennett email@example.com
or Delyth Davies firstname.lastname@example.org
This group is aimed at young people who have left school up to
the age of 23. The group will follow their own programme which will
be integrated with the overall programme for the event and
therefore there will be times together as a group as well as times
to be with others at the event. The Group will be accommodated in a
dedicated set of chalets within the park. If you are 18 and have
already left school then we will be pleased to welcome you to the
It may be that some 18-23year old young people will attend
3Generate as leaders to look after a group together with a team
from a church, circuit or District. As safer recruited leaders
these young people will be entitled to a free leaders ticket. But
their time at 3Generate will be dedicated to looking after and
working with and being accommodated alongside their group and will
not be able to join the 19-23 group.
Travel and Financial Support
Some Churches, Circuits or Districts may be organising to travel
together by coach, minibus or train. Others may be offering
financial support for people to attend 3Generate. Please contact
your Church, Circuit or District office or one of the people listed
above who will be able to answer your questions.
3Generate 2017 Programme and Support
3Generate 2017 is going to be a new and exciting event in the
journey of our Children and Youth Assembly. As you know we have
already introduced a new simpler booking system and we are inviting
groups to attend the event, children's and youth leaders together
with their young people. We have a bigger venue with room to expand
so hopefully the changes we have made will allow us to develop the
event in coming years.
In terms of programming, the planning has just got under way
with links to local shaper groups across the country. This year's
programme will be presented in a new way to previous years. The
facilities at our new venue allow us to introduce all age
activities and sessions where children and young people, together
with their leaders, will be able to engage together, yet also allow
them to engage with their peers during other sessions, whilst their
leaders attend "The Well" type presentations.
Q: Who will be keeping an eye on the children and young
people at the event?
A: This year for the first time children's
workers and youth leaders from churches will be accompanying their
groups to the event. The workers and leaders will care for the
young people throughout the event.
Q: I don't yet have all the names of our
A: At this stage that is not a problem, you can
purchase your tickets without names. At the end of August group
leaders will be sent a log in so that they can upload the details
of all those in their group.
Q: Is the site secure?
A: Yes, Pontins site has a perimeter fence and
a gate which is manned 24hours. In addition, this year we plan to
have stewards on duty throughout the night.
Q: Will anyone else be on site during
A: No we will have exclusive use of the site
for the whole weekend.
Q: What else will be in place to support children and
young people's wellbeing?
A: Children and young people will have their
own workers and leaders with them, we will have a 24hour careline
that children and young people can use free from their phones and
our stewarding team will be on duty throughout the night.
Q: I am between the ages of 18-23 and have been asked to
be a leader for our group - can I still attend the 19-23s
A: If you are attending as a leader, there will be Well sessions
that you can attend. As a leader, you will be responsible for the
young people in your care. If you want to attend the 19-23s then
please book a 19-23s ticket.
Q: I will be 18 in November and will have left school.
will I be able to join the 19-23s?
A: Yes, the 19-23s group is for young people who have left
school up to the age of 23.
Q: Who do I contact if I have further
A: If you have any further questions please
contact us on email@example.com
For the latest updates, please follow 3Generate on Facebook or Twitter. You can also sign-up for the Well emails, sent out by
Methodist Children and Youth, which will keep you up to date on all
Forms page will be updated regularly during the coming
If you need more information you can contact us