Scallywags still going strong after 25 years

By Chris Cornford Apr 11, 2021

Scallywags Fun Club celebrated its 25th birthday on Tuesday and promised lots more fun for years to come.

Scallywags opened on the old site of Broadlea Primary School at Berry Hill, Sandown, on April 6, 1996.
Sarah Wherry (nee Beilby) started out as a teaching assistant at Broadlea Primary School and was given the opportunity by head teacher, Mark Lee, to open one of the first out-of-school clubs on the Island. Sarah set up the club, which the children named Scallywags, and has been working there with her friend Kerry Anderson (nee Bridger) ever since.
Scallywags has had many clubs in Cowes, Newport and Shanklin and Sarah said: “Many thanks to everyone involved over the past 25 years – children, staff, parents, grandparents and anyone else who has played a part in our Scallywags journey.

“Generations on, children and staff who have attended Scallywags years ago are now bringing their own children for childcare and fun at the club.”