Week three done and dusted! The usual story in Hyde Park Source, busy every day and always something to do, but i'm not complaining! Always having different projects to go to means that I so involved with the design and planning process of each project which is really interesting.
The weather wasn't on form last week, meaning that forest school at Spring Bank Primary had to be taken indoors...we had to improvise and do something else. We made lavender bags and magically wiggley wands. I have never experienced such excitement and imagination with children, each person came up with a different magical property of their wand which was pretty funny and interesting to hear.
Wednesday was a change from the ordinary wednesday plan, Hyde Park Source had an activity with Spring Bank Primary school to do mosaics with each class. Each year group picked an animal to represent their year, such a diverse range of animals from squirrels to wolves to penguins. I had never done a mosaic before so it was definitely a learning curve for me. The finished products looked amazing!! I will get some pictures defiantly upload them on my blog.
Spring Valley Rangers, it gets more exciting, and something different happens every week. It is definitely a group that changes every week and can be very unexpected but so enjoyable. I have really started to build good relationships with the young people at the sessions and I really enjoy being apart of the sessions. Our plan for week three was to put their already made bird feeder into the ground and fill it with feed for the birds in the area. Our main activity for the session was to make wind chimes with old unused keys and plant pots. The young people had such a great time doing this and each person seemed to have a different method to how to make their wind chimes- as opposed to the original model.
Richmond Hill Friday's... Does the wind and rain have a timer to when we are working at this project? It is difficult to lay paths when the wind was so strong, but that didn't stop us and we have made so much progress with the area.
Next weeks is my fourth week with Hyde Park Source and I am so glad I have decided to do a blog following my journey on placement. I think it has really helped me and it has been something I have really enjoyed and I am looking forward to keep adding to my blog and hopefully add a gallery in the near future.
Have a good week and keep reading 'Beth's Placement Blog'. See you 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.