Another week done and dusted! Our time here really is flying in, it’s crazy! Before we know it we’ll be finished our time here on placement and away home for Christmas. But for now we still have a while left and thankfully we’ve had yet another brilliant week! And even the weather has been great this week for us, a lot better than last week thankfully. So as we begin another tightly packed week we started with our Tuesday morning staff meeting and but after this we had a change in our schedule for the day, instead of going to the Hyde Park Allotments with forward Leeds the pair of us was setting off to a Volunteer fair in the University of Leeds to try and pick up some new volunteers for HPS, and what a success we had. We met loads of people who were really interested in helping us out and signing up with HPS. Very successful day overall .
Wednesday morning, and we set out to start a new community project at Mencap. We are going to take a plain grass bit of land and turn it into a small garden area for the community. We are hoping that some of the local’s will take an interest and come out to help and join us, but sadly this week we didn’t get anyone. We did however have a few people come over to ask about what we’re doing and hopefully they will come out with us next week. This week we dug up part of the ground, laid down ground covers and built flower beds. Hopefully next week we will be able to lay down some wood-chippings around the beds and get some composes to fill the beds with :)
Thursday morning meant only one thing, it’s time to head back over to Cross-green! The group over at Cross-green are always keen to get on with looking after the plants and grounds. As everyone took on their own jobs we decided to create a few more beds to create more space for the groups to grow fruit and veg when it comes back into season.
As Thursday evening drew close Eoin had to set off as he was heading home back to Ireland for the weekend, and he can’t wait. He hasn’t been home in 6 weeks and is really looking forward to seeing all his friends and family for a while.
On Friday Eddie set off for the last session of bracken edge, it has been a wonderful experience to share nature and its wonders with this group of children. Through they have seemed to be really engaged and interested in what Behla has planned for them each session. This week, we were teaching the children how to create a controlled flame with a flint spark. And who doesn't like fire? While this was going on Behla was creating black gold, in the form of charcoal as well as some toasted marshmallows and popcorn cooked over the fire. All in all the week ended on a very enjoyable note.
Hey guy's, it's Eddie Olphert & Eoin Ruddy here and this is our placement blog. we are both 3rd year students from Leeds Beckett University studying Youth Work and Community Development. The two of us love being outdoors and getting our hands dirty with nature!