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Recent Residential Trips – ROCK UK

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Report and Evaluation

Residential to Rock UK

Whitehaugh Park, Newcastleton, Scottish Borders

10th – 12th Aug 2012

     

Ready to get started!

The Team: Melissa Cairns, Kayleigh Finnigan, Hana Hailu, Hifedar Chieckho, Imina Idrees, Danielle McGuinness and Kimberly Wallace.

Friday Night!

When we arrived at Rock UK everyone put their bags into the rooms and we headed to the kitchen for dinner and the managers meeting.

We then met with James one of the workers, who took us to a field full of long grass and stacked tires to play team games. This brought out everyone’s competative side coming out and no one wanted to give up, however the midgies won the day in the end.

The activity allowed the young people to Socailise, have some fun and develope their team work skills!

After completeing the task we all headed back for some Social time and well earned hot chocolate before bed.

Saturday – a very busy day ahead!

Having so much on thw agenda for the day most of us were up at 7:30am for some breakfast.

Our first activity was the Low Ropes!

There was 20 challenges in total which required many skills such as team work, strength, endurance, critical thinking skills, reflection, co-operation, problem solving, and communication skills. The young people worked very well together to complete most of the challenges – although time was against us and we had to move onto the next activity.

 

 

Abseiling 

The second activity was abseiling and at first some were slightly nervous about this at the beginning. However by the end most did not want to come off the wall. This task required a strenght of character, determination and lots of confidence. The young people learned the safety precautions required for this type of activity. The workers were very informative and illustrated different types of equipment and knots used.

  

 

Kayaking

We then quickly headed back for some lunch before heading for our next acitivty which was cayacking. We played batman and robin and the who ever was batman had to catch all the jokers. We were then given the opportunity to go down a slide in our Kayake.

All the staff at the centre were very supportive, clear safety instructions ensured everyone knew the most effective ways to paddle, a soaking for anyone who didn't listen!!

  

Most of the young people had managed to get soaked anyway, even after following the advice.  So at the end they all decided to do a group run and jump into the water!! Some said this was the favourite part of the day.

After getting some dry clothes we all headed onto the next activity – The High Ropes!!

Nerves of steel required for this very challenging activity:

Everyone managed to complete each of the challanges and should be VERY proud of what they acheived.

After completing the rope tasks a short game of "stacking crates" was enjoyed. This required team work and trust in others, stacking as high as possible with two people on the crates…..

Still going after all these activities – we moved onto the zip slide!

After some dinner first – this was hungry work…

  

Each team member got 2 go's and this really was a great end to what had been a fantastic day.

Sunday – another early rise

Our time was coming to an end – more information on the centre can be found at

 http://adventures.rockuk.org/centres/whithaugh-park

 

After some breakfast, everyone helped clean the kitchen and load the minibus.

9:30am was the dealine for heading to Moffat – for some fishing and SHEEP RACING!!!!!

  

 

After some fishing it was into Moffat for some lunch and to see the big race. Everyone loved the Sheep Racing and the weather was a bonus….

 

  catch the video footage at 

Live Grant Makers Event

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Live Grant Makers at the Dance NRG Event

Glasgow North East YouthBank will be Grant Giving at the next dance event!

The Young Grant Makers will be accepting applications on the night till 7:30pm and decisions on the grant will be announced before home time.

Please complete a YouthBank application before the event and bring it along for the Young Grant Makers to look over, the process will be the same with a informal meeting to discuss the application on the night.

Also available on the night will be access to the Health Fund (information leaflets to be circulated in the next few days).

The Health Fund is a fund of £5,000 from H4U Youth Health, as part of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, is working together with youth providers to improve youth health. H4U has made available this Health Fund, managed by YouthBank to support projects that enable young people, to make a positive difference to their health and the health of others in the community.

Within North East Glasgow, the following areas are a priority for improving health;

  • Reducing tobacco use
  • Tackling obesity
  • Improving mental health
  • Reducing alcohol and drug related harm
  • Promoting positive relationships

And applications for the Health Fund should show how they would make a positive impact on these issues.

Please complete the usual YouthBank Application Form to access the Health Fund.

If you need more info please contact Linda @ Youthbank

Live Grant Making

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Glasgow North East YouthBank

 

Live Grant Making 

At the Halloween Edition 26th October Platform at

The Bridge, Easterhouse

 

Fill in an application form, bring it along with you on the night and we’ll review it and give you the money straight away …

IF you’re successful!

 

We will be open for applications between 6:30 till 7.30 on the night!

We have £5,000 To give away, make sure you get your application in beforehand to the YoMo office or bring it along on the night !!!!

Live Grant Makers Event

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Live Grant Makers at the Dance NRG Event

Glasgow North East YouthBank will be Grant Giving at the next dance event!

The Young Grant Makers will be accepting applications on the night till 7:30pm and decisions on the grant will be announced before home time.

Please complete a YouthBank application before the event and bring it along for the Young Grant Makers to look over, the process will be the same with a informal meeting to discuss the application on the night.

Also available on the night will be access to the Health Fund (information leaflets to be circulated in the next few days).

The Health Fund is a fund of £5,000 from H4U Youth Health, as part of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, is working together with youth providers to improve youth health. H4U has made available this Health Fund, managed by YouthBank to support projects that enable young people, to make a positive difference to their health and the health of others in the community.

Within North East Glasgow, the following areas are a priority for improving health;

  • Reducing tobacco use
  • Tackling obesity
  • Improving mental health
  • Reducing alcohol and drug related harm
  • Promoting positive relationships

And applications for the Health Fund should show how they would make a positive impact on these issues.

Please complete the usual YouthBank Application Form to access the Health Fund.

If you need more info please contact Linda @ Youthbank

Young Grant Makers Development Day

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As part of the continued training and support we give to our young people, Development days are run on a regular basis.  Trying to keep them as informal as possible but with the emphasis on getting the job done!

Here is a sample of the type of day our young people have, while paying a key role in improving the services we offer:

Development Day

 Tuesday 24th July 2012

Helenslea Hall

 

Young grant makers present

David Weir, Daryl Campbell, Kimberly Wallace, Danica Burrows, Danielle McGuiness, Natlie McLachlan, Shannon Stewart, Kayleigh Finnighan, Melissa Cairns, Kimberly Doyle, Annie Kennedy, Hana Hailu, Amina Indrees and Nico Cunningham.

 

After playing some games and having some fun we got straight to work

 

 

 

 

 

First on the agenda was an update on the last grant giving session on 18th July 2012.  It was then discussed that we need to ensure that we stick to the  budget for the year.  We also agreed that we need to be strict about completing all parts of the form and ensuring applications meet with all the cirteria.  It was agreed that we need to change interview recording sheet.  As sound lab were unable to attend Danica, Kimberly and Melissa volunteered to come along to Fuse on Monday and carry out the interview.

From 11am till 12 noon the young people worked with Anne from H4U.  Anne provided information and hand outs on the type of applications they are looking for.  Anne explained scenarios to give everyone an example of the ideal type of applications.   YoMo provided Anne with two recent applications for a zumba class and circuit training to check if these were appropriate applications for the H4U fund and it was advised that these were ideal.

The upcoming residential in October was discussed – where it was revealed that there will be 4-6 available.  Those who need a young grant making qualification should be eager to attend.

Prior to lunch Michelle advised on room allocations and the activities that we would take part in during the residential to the Scottish Borders.  It was agreed that we would go to Moffat on the Sunday for the sheep race and fishing.

Everyone completed a code of cunduct for both trips and handed them back. 

 

We then sat at the table for a bite to eat.

It Hungery work all this decision making

 

 

 

After lunch we played another game before getting down to work

We discussed an upcoming the trip to M&D’s on and It was agreed that we would meet at Fuse Youth Café at 10.30am ready for the trip to M&D’s. (remember waterproofs).

 

The young people then got into 3 different groups.

Group 1 worked on a press release for the health fund.

Group 2 looked at new names and a logo.

Group 3 looked at how we are going to manage the budget.

 After the discussions and workshops – the follow actions need to be followed up by the attendees:

Make changes to interview recording sheet e.g. more space to fill in answers. 

  1. When interviewing young people need to more strict about what they are funding and insuring they complete all parts of the application. 
  2. When emails are sent to applicants they must advise that there will be no funding unless all the information is complete on application forms.
  3. Complete press release for H4U fund.
  4. Need to decide who will attend the residential in October and can get the young grant making training. 
  5. A new Logo will be designed

 

Our next update will keep you informed on how the actions are coming along…….. 

 

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