It’s been a busy few months for our Skibb group – the following is their first blog post on their progress to date:
We’ve been having fortnightly meetings since November with Susan where we get the opportunity to work on our project. Our first event was a Christimas Concert in Skibbereen Community School in co-operation with the music department where we were able to inform our local community about our Changing Minds project! Through donations and a raffle on the night we were delighted that we managed to raise €800 for the Aurelia Trust – this will be put to good use in Romania and will go directly towards helping and supporting people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. The night overall was a big success, with outstanding performances from the students of SCS, and was enjoyed greatly by all.
On the 14th of December, Gráinne and Fiona from Stori Creative held a workshop with us where we learned how to plan, shoot and edit videos. We are hoping to produce a short documentary on our project and how it progresses over the next number of months. Through the workshop we gained valuable skills in video production and editing which will be of great benefit to us in the future!
On the 2nd of January we met with Mary Kate Forde who helped to design our Changing Minds website. Mary Kate had previously been out to Romania where she helped with the Tabaras that are held each summer by the Aurelia Trust. She showed us how to design and update the website and told us about her experience of working with people with disabilities in Romania.
Over the last few weeks we also gave presentations and conducted a survey with students from our school – we will upload more information about our survey and the results to the website soon!
We’ve had a busy and exciting few weeks and are now looking forward to what’s to come, especially for our trip to Romania in March!