Jen’s March 2016 Blog

• SCHOOL TRANSITION PROJECT
As we approach the last few months of the school term our School Transition Project is nearing the end of its first year. All children involved in the project have put in lots of effort to overcome challenges/obstacles and reach personal and collective goals. Happy memories have been made and self-esteem and confidence levels have increased. The first year has definitely been a successful one! Children, school staff and the Grey Lodge workforce all look forward to the future.

• St JOHN’S RC HIGH SCHOOL TITANIC PROJECT
In January Ryan Whyte began his Titanic Project at St John’s. Each Monday morning Ryan and I have been working with S1 – S4 pupils in the Supported Education Department of the school. The plan is that we will continue doing this until at least summertime. We are forming good relationships with everyone there and the pupils, in particular, are enjoying the project Ryan has prepared for them. Well done Ryan!

• GROUPS FROM YOUTH HEALTH AND WELL-BEING PROJECT
We continue to learn and share laughter at our Monday Night Intergenerational Social Evenings. Since the start of 2016 we have celebrated several group members’ birthdays. Ryan’s 21st, Sean’s 21st and my 30th. The next birthday celebration will be Nancy’s 90th this month! We can’t wait!

Our newest youth group, YOLO Squad are participating in an Outdoor Project. Our first outdoor activity was a jog, in Baxter Park, led by Dean and Aidan.

T-Night Youth Group recently helped to deliver a Bingo Night for residents at Perth’s Canal Street Sheltered Housing Complex for which there was a fantastic turnout – A full house!

Fearless Youth Group have several projects up and running at the moment. These include: a Skills Project, a Talent Project, a Music Project and a Health Project. Plenty of productivity!

Thank you to Nick, Jamie-Lee and Sean for volunteering each week and helping the Youth Health and Well-being Project to continue to run smoothly.

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