8 weeks down.. one to go. What a week! This week was full of activities and sessions as usual at Hyde Park Source. The weeks are getting a lot more busy as there are 3 school programs that started after mid term which means that my week gets more hectic! I spent time in the office this week planning sessions as it was my last full week at placement so I wanted to make sure it was my best. Wednesday morning we were at Brudenell Primary School with the reception class for forest school. However it was snowing so we had to stay under shelter. We build paper potters for planting and we also made another wooden plant pot for their class. The snow was falling pretty heavy so the session mainly consisted of having snow ball fights.. who can complain about that??
On Thursday I was at Richmond Hill Primary School helping with the tree planting in their new 'friendship garden'. There are 20 classes at that school and each class is planting a tree in the garden. We spent the day at the school and each class came out and helped plant their class tree.
As it was World Book Day and we went to Bracken Edge Primary school for their book day activity night. We had a table set up so that people could make wiggly pencil toppers and we also had the option to make paper potters to take home. It was a very fun night and there was a lot going on in the school that night so it was very busy.
Friday morning at Blenhim Primary School. We were planning on building planters for their yard but the snow got the better of us! Instead we made snow shapes and using a mixture of food coloring and water we made a spray that turned the snow different colors- this was pretty fun and something i'd never done before but it was such an easy activity that the children enjoyed so much. That afternoon we started the first weekly session at Bracken Edge school. The aim is to have two afternoon sessions, one in school hours and the other after hours. This week we began with the in school session and we done a range of activities, such a building a den, playing some games, planting some seeds and doing a group agreement. Next week we are due to have both afternoon sessions start which should be a lot of fun.
Sunday 6th March was an action day with my favorite group, Spring Valley Rangers. I helped plan a day filled with activities and games. We played games, build a fire, made some lunch! Cheesy pitta's, vegetable soup and roasted vegetable kebabs. All part of my program, 'Healthy Eating and Exercise'. The young people really took part and had such a good time! They learned how to light a fire using flints, fire safety and cooking using a fire bowl. As it was Mother's Day we made some cards and done some arts and crafts. We spent the majority of the day playing the young peoples favorite game '40/40' or as others call it 'swat tig or blocky blocky', what ever the name, its very fun!
Next week is my last week and I am really going to miss my placement, all the groups, the volunteers and the staff. I am going to make my last few days count.
Until next time.
Hi my name is Beth. I am 19 years old and I am currently at Leeds Beckett University and in my second year studying Youth Work and Community Development. I have been placed with Hyde Park Source as part of my degree, my second year practical placement.