There are quite a few reasons to run it: to improve our relationships with the kids we teach, to give those who don't have Internet/Xbox live etc a chance to experience multiplayer gaming, to build teamwork skills, to socialise with like-minded people, to give them a "refuge" as a lot of the people who turn up don't have a great time at school as they are nerds! :) Loads more I probably can't think of. Also, many of them can't afford Xbox's (old or new) or computers, or they just have an old laptop shared between the rest of the family - we're not in the most affluent area here so I like to think that it's improving the quality of life for some of them too!
you're a good guy. i wish such a club had been available to me when i was younger. allowing kids more than a passing relationship with computers is likely giving them skills they will find invaluable later in life (as i'm sure you've surmised yourself)
iirc SWINE has some cartoony gore; you won't find anything like that really in any spring game; although Cursed is quite horrific and does have bare breasts (you'll get a reaction, but maybe not the kind you had imagined)
i'm strongly opposed to -advertising- BA as it does use atari IP but you've got a closed environment there... pretty sure with TA you were allowed to do the "share a CD" for LAN purposes though so it seems you'll be fine. (also they would have to be heartless bastards to go against a childrens gaming club)
kudos; thanks for checking out spring, it was great to read about what you're up to and i hope you'll keep us updated!