Wednesday, 30 July 2008
The idea behind the challenge was to have fun and raise awareness around people with disabilities - inspired by our visits to Portland College. Our members were blindfolded and had to identify sounds and smells, they identified pictures without being able to speak, lastly they were blindfolded again, had a swimming peg on their nose then has to identify tastes (we were a bit mean with some of the tastes so had to have a sick bucket at the ready!!)
The overall winner was Rich, second was Billy, the results were all good and really got the young people empathising.
There is to be a follow up of this awareness night with a physical and mental challenge - details to be released soon so keep looking!!
Wednesday, 2 July 2008
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Linking Old and Young lives ... The Drop Inn Centre for Young People is running a 3 year project funded by the Methodist Circuit to help break down barriers of communication between older people and young people and dispel myths usually created by the media.
After a three month consultation period we are now planning some one off taster and meeting sessions between the two generations.
The main view from both generations is that they can learn a great deal from each other about lifestyles, working and leisure time, and that bad press coverage gives all young people a bad name causing concern. Some of the ideas from the consultation include story swapping sessions, computer and mobile phone awareness, games, skills swaps.
We would very much like to plan an activity with your group and are open to all suggestions and ideas, it would involve a small group of young people visiting your group and an invitation for yourselves to visit the Drop Inn Centre for a return activity.
This is a great opportunity to build bridges within the community and I hope you will join us in creating an environment of mutual respect and awareness of each others issues and needs. If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.