Poppy’s Blog – A trip out with the beneficiaries

We started off the day (9/3/18) going to collect the clients from the group home in Techirghiol and took them to the navy museum in Constanta. As soon as they got on the bus they were full of life and energy and were so excited for the day ahead as were we.
One of the clients came and sat down next to me and straight away gave me a bracelet she had made earlier in the day. She held my hand for the whole bus journey to the museum and her hands were so cold.

I found the language barrier extremely difficult because I didn’t understand what the clients were trying to ask me and I couldn’t reply.
When we got to the museum we were given a tour while learning about the history of Romania. I had several different clients come up and walk around with me.

After we had finished the tour of the museum we then walked to the art museum which took around ten minutes. Once we got to the art museum we were split into two groups, one group was given a tour upstairs and the other downstairs. Again we were given a talk about all the historical art which was really interesting.

We then had to take the clients back to the group home and then we went for lunch.

After lunch we went back to the group home in Techirghiol and we did art with the clients. They were all very involved in the art and were making so many different cards and drawings which was so nice to see.

After spending an hour with the clients we went back to the hotel for a few hours and then at five we walked down to the pier for some footage of the group while the sun was setting. The scenery was amazing and we got footage on the drone of all of us spelling out Aurelia. After the sunset Susan did a mindfulness session with us and I found it really helped us to wind down after the day.

When we got back to the hotel we did a workshop on our project outputs and I was in the website group which I really enjoyed!