Last week was a very busy week, with lots of things going on!
On the Monday (17th) we once again had a session at Killingbeck. We had our usual allotment holder attend but we also had some Primary School children attend whose parents also have allotments. We built planters planters so everyone could take on back to their allotment or garden and use them.
Futhermore, now that we have been at The Beck consistently for a few weeks now, the young people who go are starting to talk to us more, a couple also spray painted the bird boxes that had been made previously. So overall it was a very fun and encouraging session.
I went along to help make a start at the Wythers project that we are undertaking - it was very cold, that we had to cut it short. Although, it turns out that if you look slightly young and your litter picking, people assume your doing community service!
The fact that I look quite young means that sometimes people don't realize that I am helping lead sessions. So I need to work on having more confidence and taking more of a lead when it comes to some of the sessions we deliver.
On Thursday and Friday, we had a mosaic workshop, learning how to use the tools, the idea being that once doing this we would be able to do this with young people in the future.
We learnt that it's not all about breaking the tiles and then finding ones that fit, but being efficient and effective with them. It turns out I'm pretty decent at cutting out a circle!
I went coppicing for the first time on Saturday. It took me a little while to get into it (mainly due to the cold) but once I was into it, I enjoyed it and learnt a lot about the are and the trees which was great!
And finally on Sunday, we had our Rosebank Rangers Community Day. We had five young people - one of those who regularly attends on a Wednesday. We made a habitat for small animals you can usually find on the Rosebank.
This is the start of my fifth week here - which means I'm halfway through my placement, I'm really enjoying myself and learning new things each day.