Viewing posts from: December 2012
11Dec
Winter Break in Frome
Updates

Monday was the last ‘official’ day of Edventure Frome this year. We reviewed our last community assignment at the YMCA, and made plans for continuing the individual projects over the winter break.

Edventure will start again on January 7th, in our new home, The Round Tower at the Black Swan, right in the town centre.

Thank you for following our updates, and have a great christmas & new year!

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11Dec
Week 11: YMCA, Vallis Veg, and wood-recycling
Updates

We had Cordelia Rowlat from Vallis Veg, who set up and run a local, organic veg box scheme over the last few years contribute to our group on monday. Besides reflecting on the lessons she learned, we explored many different potentials of working together next year. During the week, we completed an assignment for the YMCA Youth and Community Centre to increase their capacity to rent out space, and we started with building a community garden.

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While Harry & Ben were away on the South-West Wood Recycling Conference, we worked together on transforming the feedback from our stakeholder meeting last week into tangible actions for next year. It feels great to go into the winter break with clear plans for the new year.

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10Dec
Assignment #6: Mendip YMCA Youth and Community Centre
Updates

The Vallis Road Youth and Community Centre has recently been reopened by the Mendip YMCA. Edventure Frome has worked with the new manager to contribute to the revamp of the center, indoors and outdoors.

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Community Impact

  • Supporting the YMCA in utilising community space better
  • Providing volunteering opportunities to young people
  • Starting on building a community garden

Value Received

  • Office, meeting and kitchen space for Edventure Frome

Learning Outcomes

  • Project management and leadership
  • Liaising with diverse stakeholders
  • Building  skills
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10Dec
Assignment #5: Frome Hub Club
Updates

In the week commencing November 19th we geared up to our Hub Club Assignment. Zoe Ward was the project manager and our creative director. Annabelle Macfadyen supported us to put a set together. The aim of Frome Hub Club was to create a space where people meet, help build community, have fun and raise money for local good causes.

Community Impact

  • Raising money for good local causes (including Open Storytellers, a charity that is working with disabled adults).

Value Received

  • Edventure Frome has received £200 from the money raised

Learning Outcomes

  • Creative Direction of a performance
  • Improving skills in performing, playing together
  • Working together creatively
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10Dec
Week 10: Edventure Frome’s first organisational learning cycle
Updates

The week beginning November 26th began with a session with Jo Berry, probably one of the most inspiring english figures working in Conflict Transformation. Jo lives in Frome and shared her story and experience, and helped us explore how we as an organisation and group of students can deal with and prevent conflict. Early next year we will have a follow up workshop with her.

While everybody was working on their individual projects and enterprises, Temujen and Johannes worked with Neil Oliver to prepare our first organisational reflection and revisioning day. We invited all stakeholders of the organisation to look at what we have done well, what we messed up, and what changes we have to implement now to respond to our learnings of the last two month. Neil, a very experienced facilitator based in Frome, did an amazing job at creating a space where feedback could be openly discussed. It provided us with the right information to redesign what we do. The changes will become obvious in the coming month…

And of course, a feast and celebration followed… Thank you to the Old Bath Arms for providing the space and food on such generous terms!

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07Dec
Week 9: Our first performance @ the Hub Club
Updates

In the week commencing November 19th we geared up to our Hub Club Assignment. Zoe Ward was the project manager and our creative director. Annabelle Macfadyen supported us to put a set together. The aim of the Hub Club was to create a space where people meet, help build community, have fun and raise money for local good causes.

Thank you Chris Samuel, who sat in the audience, for putting this little video from our performance online.

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