Our week of work experience

posted Jul 24, 2012, 1:21 PM by Julian Garner   [ updated Jul 24, 2012, 1:28 PM by Simon Talbot ]
23 July 2012.

On Monday the 16th July, 8 pupils from Uffculme secondary school joined Square Corner for some work experience. These people were Katie, Megan, Tim, Jake, Ed, Ryan, Kia and me George.

During the week in Uffculme, we each helped around the community by getting stuck in with the downstairs coffee mornings to helping out with the Kingwood day care. The coffee mornings were one of the main community aspects that we helped out in. Coffee mornings were run in the ground floor of the Square Corner. We all played different roles in doing this: some washed up, some served and some even had conversations with the people that had happened to come in.

On Tuesday half of the group prepared cakes and biscuits for the coffee mornings ahead. We decided that it would be a great idea to ask for a donation for these cakes and biscuits. As well as this on Thursday we ran a raffle. Many people from the group helped bring in prizes for this event. All the profits we generated from the cakes, biscuits and raffle were given to charity. We chose to donate half of our earnings on behalf of the Parkinson’s society and the other half of the money was used to keep the Square Corner running. 

A poster we made for Square Corner

During the week some of us spent time with the children from Kingwood and on Thursday we helped organize their graduation ceremony at the church. We each had different jobs including being in charge of the P.A and helping work the microphones and projector screen. On our final day we helped out with Kingwood's party in the village hall and set up the Square Corner youth café. Here we also made tea, coffee and helped serve left over cakes and biscuits that we hadn’t sold. All in all the week at Square Corner was a success.

George Bishop