Thursday, 8 December 2016
It's that time of year again!!! Come along on Wednesday 14th December at 4pm to our 'Community Christmas Fayre'. We'll have: DJs and karaoke, DRCET stall, Arts stall, Santa's Grotto, Christmas Cafe, games and prizes! Everyone is welcome to the event in Yoker Community Campus.
Check out the latest video made by our 8-11 years group!!!
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
'Pathfinder' is aimed at 16-24 year olds in the North West of Glasgow. Together with our partner 'Workingrite', we (DRC Youth Project) aim to offer ongoing support to young people who are ready to make the next step in their lives. Through meaningful engagement, we will work together with each young person to find a positive pathway into employment no matter what situation they find themselves in.
Young people who participate in the programme will gain a 3 month placement with a suitable organisation. Each participant will receive £90 p/w and will gain accreditation during their time on the programme. There are opportunities to be kept on for apprenticeships and full time employment.
Are you aged 16-24 years old and looking to find a job? Do you know young people who would be ready to take the next step and participate in the programme?
If so, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. Our office number is 0141-951-8669 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, 28 November 2016
On Sunday, 18 young people from our 8-11 years group (Yoker, Scotstoun and Whiteinch) were invited to the BBC studios!
We took part in the filming of an episode of 'Officially Amazing!". As members of the studio audience, we were in the thick of the action! During the show we witnessed the world record being broken for the number of Christmas Crackers pulled in 30 seconds!
We watched a contortionist break the world record for the number of eggs put in an egg cup only using your feet while bent over backwards! We also seen someone fail to beat the world record for hitting golf balls over 50 yards while on a unicycle!!
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Sorry if our blogs been a little bit quiet lately. We've been so busy and haven't been able to stop for a breath! There has been loads 'n' loads going on! Here is just a snapshot of our latest cross community event. We hosted a Halloween Party for young people (aged 8-11 years) from Yoker, Scotstoun and Whiteinch. What a crazy night of music, games and laughter! Some amazing costumes and some excellent dance moves on show.
Friday, 2 September 2016
We held our annual 'Summer Open Event' in Scotstoun during the school holidays.
We used this day to generate a bit of buzz around the club in Scotstoun.
We had DJ workshops, special effects make up sessions, face painting, fun games and loads of healthy food options and prizes!!
What a game we had on Tuesday evening between the DRC and G15 Youth Project. An incredible effort from everyone involved. The attitude from each player was spot on. There was commitment, a desire to challenge, great skill and a mutual respect between the players. Our previous match against one another was a very close match. It finished 4-3 to our lads but G15 were never out the game. Similar to the previous game, we once again steamed ahead, this time it was 6-1 in the blink of an eye. But fair play to the G15 team, they never give up. They clawed their way back into the game and managed to find an equaliser with the last kick of the game! incredible scenes. G15 then won the resulting penalties 3-1. Our team was gutted but we know we will be there or thereabouts in the next game. All set up for a decider!! Game on!
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
We had an excellent training session last night with the 15+ group up at the Scotstoun Leisure Centre. Great to see a few old faces getting involved again with the group. We will be playing G15 Youth Project next Tuesday evening in a 7-a-side friendly. We narrowly won the first match 4-3 so we're expecting another close contest. All played in the right spirit so everyone is up for it.
Tuesday, 9 August 2016
What a brilliant night we had during our first 'Saturday night football' session! 2 hours of non-stop glorious football. We had 19 young people take part in our first session and if word spreads, there will be plenty more involved next time. Everyone was buzzing after the game and we cannot wait to get involved again! Come along next Saturday, we have A&M football coaches, a free pitch for 2 hours in GOALS Clydebank and bus transport to and from the game. It'll cost you nada and you'll have a ball!
We are working together with a group of trainee construction workers during a series of personal development and employability sessions. Last week, the group took part in an activity that promoted creative and critical thinking.
The participants were split into two group and asked to create a poster (using only images, no words!) that represented their thoughts on a particular subject. Group 1 was asked to focus on 'unemployment', while group 2 concentrated on 'being in employment'.
The group had an interesting discussion surrounding the pros/ cons of being unemployed and in employment.
On Friday we held an 'Info and ideas' session that focussed on our upcoming 'Youth Cafe' in the Yoker Community Campus. Members of the DRC and 'North West Youth Committee' took part in a discussion that centred on youth cafe. We made great progress on the night and there is a lot of excitement building with our opening date on the horizon. Exciting times ahead!!
Over the next few weeks we will be busy preparing art work for the cafe. We want to brighten the room up and take ownership of the space!
Join us this Friday and take part in our annual 'Summer Open Event' in the 'Heart of Scotstoun' community centre! We kick off at 4pm with loadsa fun activities for young people aged 8+. On Friday we will have face painting, FIFA tournaments, DJ sessions, pool tournaments, special effects make up, munchies, a tuck shop and plenty of prizes!!
Friday will be a great chance to mingle with other DRC members and find out more about the positive role the DRC is playing within the community. This is the perfect time to get involved with what's happening in your local area.
Friday, 29 July 2016
On Wednesday we had a brilliant response at the first U15 '7-a-side' football session at Scotstoun Leisure Centre. 19 young people took part in a session that showed just how much talent is out there. The future of Scottish football is looking bright!
Y-POD is the youth provider's online directory based towards helping young people find what activities are available in their local area. We've promoted the website on our blog before and really believe in it's worth. Please visit the site and find out what's available for YOU in your area.
On the website you can find sections dedicated to help different groups of young people like young carers, families and professionals. For example: if a young single parent was looking for a play group and was new to an area, y-pod could tell the young person where these activities take place.
Please visit the site ASAP and spread the word!
Friday, 8 July 2016
Our annual 'Summer Sessions' are now up and running. Next week we have the following activities available:
Tuesday 12th July 1-3pm: Cookery workshop (2 spaces still available)
Thursday 14th July 1-4pm: Day Trip to Scotland Street museum
Age 8-16 years welcome
POP into the club to sign up!
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
How amazing was the 'Fun Day'!? We had an absolute ball and we hope you did too! We were chuffed to see the place packed with everyone taking part in all our activities.
Over 60 people attended the event with 45 of those being young people from the surrounding area. Superb!
Our raffle proved to be a massive success. By the end of the day we managed to save £188. That is a fantastic achievement. Well done everyone!
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
Friday, 29 April 2016
ROLL UP! ROLL UP!
We're busy preparing for our 'Community Fun Day!' which takes place on Wednesday, 11th May from 5-7pm at the Yoker Campus. Our circus themed event is going to be brilliant!
During the 'Community Fun Day' there will be games, music, DJs, home baking, a 'staff v young people' football match and a big raffle! Everyone is welcome to our event!
Wednesday, 6 April 2016
We have just started working together with our second group of 'Trainee General Building Operatives'. Through a series of informal learning sessions, we will explore different aspects of employability, working together with the group to ensure they have the necessary skills to reach positive destinations.
During this introductory session we began to explore the group's thoughts on entering the workforce. We used a creative method to generate participation and encourage discussion. The groups split into two teams and created posters (using only images or drawings with no words). These posters would represent their thoughts on working as 'Trainee General Building Operatives'. The posters helped create a critical space where the group could discuss their new roles, their motivations for working, the skills they need to succeed and where they see themselves in the next six months. This proved to be a productive informal learning session.