Wednesday, 25 July 2012

New Workshop - Second Part of Project


I have spoken to a great person called Richard who has lots of film making experience, and who has experience with completing projects with students.

So as well as playing music on the internet radio the students can also have fun recording, editing and playing the films they make.

CWFN, Coventry Warwickshire Filmmakers Network - is a company in Coventry.

For more information - please open the cwfn website.


Sunday, 22 July 2012

First Session of Re-launched Create and Discover Project


I'm proud to say that our re-launch session on the 21st July 2012 went very well.  We had 4 students arrive on the day!  The aim is to grow the numbers of students to a minimum of 8 up to a maximum of 16 (or more once more volunteers become available).

Overall the students were very quick to learn and enjoy some chess concepts from Bob Wildig.  Bob is the junior chess player coordinator.  They were simulating playing chess after only 30 minutes of being taught by Bob so a big thank you to Bob.  For more information please visit the Rugby Chess Club link.

During the art session the students had fun exercising their creative side with the art templates by developing their free-hand drawing techniques.

Additionally, the students enjoyed and communicated well during the electronics and computer program activity.  They were set a challenge and all students put forward their ideas.  What was great that one student gave and answer that was almost the correct answer - after only one session!

Overall we were happy to work with this group of young people as they behaved really well and we were glad to be part of their development and enhancing of their natural abilities - so a big well done to the group.  

Keep up the great work!

Update of the Business Side of the Project

Following the completion of an on-line Criminal Records Bureau or CRB application I am pleased to say that the following volunteers have received a cleared CRB application:-

Bob Reeve - CRB liaison officer.  Bob Wildig - volunteer chess tutor.  Raymond Woolery - volunteer art and business tutor.  Rajen Mistry - volunteer science tutor.  Robbi Jugganadum - volunteer computer tutor.  Craig Davis - volunteer business and science tutor.

This is the first part of the Benn Partnership Centre's and Ellie at Warwickshire County Council's requirement of safeguarding for children for any community projects.

So a big thank you to them for their support especially with the help for writing the governance policies, which include child protection policies and anti-bullying policies.

In addition, the volunteers complete an application form as part of an interview before they start their trial period coordinating the workshops and activities.

Overall, I am proud to be working alongside the volunteer tutors - thank you for your support with this community-based project!