Wednesday, January 27, 2016

January 26th 2016 YOUNG HEARTS

January 26th 2016  YOUNG HEARTS

There were 16 TYs today and 7 adults. We were joined by 2 students on work experience as well as a new lady who has arrived from south Africa.

Following on from the review completed by participants last week I have begun to devise a short scheme of appreciation for the participants. In this session I built on the enthusiasm generated through the exploration of reproductions of works of art. This week I introduced a method of appreciation which allowed the participants to explore a wide variety of media. Divided into five groups they selected an image. They were given 10 short tasks to complete. The results were that they examined the work in detail and made informed opinions on each one. The participants were enthusiastic about the task, both in its ability to make them look closely at the image as well as the support provided by the nature of the group work. Some were struck by the fact that although they were familiar with particular works they had not noticed important details at all. The group have also made some requests for some ‘healthy’ as well as tasty choices as snacks and were delighted to have come cheese and crackers on offer today. The fruit brought from school is popular with both young and young at heart and has also generated some discussion among participants on the subject of healthy eating. They like the balance of choices on offer, both sweet and savory. Thank you! In the second half of the session participants returned to their groups to work with the images. They had to select and agreed image which included figures and devise a conversation which could take place between them. 

The results were both insightful as well as very funny. The group in the image pictured selected a scene of martyrdom and they were very quick at adapting objects from the room as props.

The Shark Attack 
The funniest moment of the day came when an eighty-year old man played the part of young girl dancing at the crossroads, complete with River dance moves.

The court room 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all our Clients and Volunteers.

 Wishing you all a Very Happy and Healthy 2016 from everyone at Croí na Gaillimhe. 


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