Awards and Celebrations

Last session before the term has finished and we had great energy in the class. Working as a team and going over all the material for the Lambeth Country Show.

 

The group has been working on creating duets, travelling sequences and using motif and development this term.

 

We finished the session of with some congratulations as one of our dancers was awarded a Jack Petchey Award for her outstanding commitment to improving her technique in class. Well done

 

The lucky winner gets to decide what she will spend her £250 to support the group with future learning and development so watch this space!!!

 

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Recognising Positive Youth

These days negative press on the youth is everywhere however if we look on our door step we can see evidence of positive youth making a positive contribution to their local communities.

 

This positive impact does not go unnoticed at the Old Library. As part of the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme we hIMG_4209ave been recognising the positive contribution our young people make to the youth club, the positive impact on their peers and the positive contributions they make to the local community.

 

Since the introduction of the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme at the centre in October 2015 we have recognised the effort, endeavour and achievement of 4 young people engaging in our youth programmes. We have celebrated young people’s achievements in ‘positive IMG_20160429_201616engagement with peers’ recognising Summer’s great motivational abilities and her willingness to support her peers. ‘Positive contribution to fundraising’ recognising Luca’s confidence and public speaking abilities which have led to the youth group receiving grants from Santander, London Youth and YLC. ‘Positive contribution to the youth club environment’, recognising Laurie’s friendly and positive attitude at youth club. ‘Positive contribution to youth empowerment’ recognising Michaela’s contribution to youth led initiatives such as the Youth Management Team, TBW Girls Group and always being willing to speak up for the needs of others.

 

Through the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme we hope to continue to recognised and celebrate young people in a positive light. Watch this space for future award winners!!!

 

May on the plot.

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Time to get down and dirty with the weeds!
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The new potato bed being prepared.
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Weeding the onions
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The strawberry bed (which also contains onions!) and the cherry tree in blossom.
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A wonderful, wiggly worm!
Strawberry bed with straw.
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Squash, beans and sweetcorn like growing together……….

 

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……..so we planted them in a “3 sisters” bed.

 

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We planted some seeds and put the pots in plastic bags. People took them home to grow on the window sill.

 

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Writing the names of the seeds so we don’t forget what we’re growing!

 

 

 

28th April – White Stuff volunteers help to transform Chatsworth Way garden

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Lots of lovely new plants have arrived to go into the borders and lots of lovely volunteers to plant them!
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We all worked together today as there was so much to do.
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Digging out the remaining weeds and widening the border
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Plenty of healthy exercise!

 

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Everyone worked really hard.
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Using the edging tool to make a straight line along the lawn.

 

 

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One of the borders ready for putting in the Victorian edging.
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Levelling the tiles.
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The finished border ready for planting
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The raised beds were topped up with compost
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We planted herbs, thyme, rosemary, sage and lavender.
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Plenty of flavouring for food throughout the year.

A huge thank you to all the White Stuff volunteers and the Rathbone gardening team for their hard work and enthusiasm.

21 April – White Stuff comes to Rathbone!

This week 4 volunteers from White Stuff, the company who have been supporting Rathbone, came along to help with the work on the garden at Chatsworth Way.

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There was plenty of work to do clearing the rest of the border

 

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Chopping out the hefty ivy roots.
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Rathbone gardeners concentrated on clearing the raised beds ready for new planting next week. We moved some of the Sweet William to the other borders.
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Clearing a space for the Sweet William.

 

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We also cleared the weeds from the border in the front garden.

 

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Andrew treated everyone to lunch at Sorrento’s. Thank you Andrew and a big thanks to the White Stuff volunteers. See you next week!