Monthly Archives: July 2014

Time Bank Plus runs two weekly knit and natter groups in assisted housing. This is about the Avondown House where people come and knit for Bath Cats and Dogs home.

The Knitting group chose to knit for the animal shelter because they need the blankets for the winter months.

In 2013 the charity re homed 1,560 and help 58 pets to remain with their owners. I spoke to Rosemary Williams she told me “I set the group up because there was a call for more activities.”

She spoke to Jack Fielding who is doing work experience with Time Bank Plus and has used it to gain a place on Project SEARCH.

Project SEARCH is an American-designed supported internship programme to help young people with learning difficulties or disabilities secure and keep paid permanent jobs when it ends. It is a unique, business-led, one-year, school-to-work programme that takes place entirely at the workplace.

Jack said “Working with Time Bank as helped me along with Banes youth services, St Michael's and City of Bath College (who lead the Project SEARCH programme) to gain my place. I am grateful to all especially Suzy May, Claire Coleman and St. Michael's C of E Junior School (in Twerton).” Jack also runs JAT Grand Prix and Formula One Vault.

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Out in Nature group met again this week and we all made up some calzones and cooked them on the fire pit. The children enjoyed grating the cheese and cutting up the tomatoes, and one boy commented:

They are just like cheese and tomato pizza thingys only folded up

There was lots of really good listening and sharing of all the equipment and some of the group learned how to light a safe fire pit to cook on and they enjoyed putting it out with water at the end.

The next session is on July 16th from 4 - 6.30pm in Pennyquick Park and we are planning to do some tool work and a drink from a kelly kettle, so if you're in the park come over and join in.

Sophie went up to Southside to run a craft workshop at the youth hub and came up with making constructions out of newspaper and sellotape..

A good few of the boys joined in to see who could make the tallest structure.  Meanwhile Sophie decided to make some hat creations!

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She is running a printing workshop at St Michaels Junior School on Tuesday 8th July from 3.30-4.30pm.

For more info on her other workshops contact us at Time Bank Plus on 01225 442813.