Horizons 2nd Session at The Lindsey Rose another great success
The first group went through to the kitchen where they were given a guided tour of the kitchen and walk in fridge by the chefs Ben and Dan, the young people then were taught how to make their own chicken and vegetable tart which was great fun, whilst these were cooking the young people had a Q&A session with the chefs which brought up some really good questions such as “what’s the most enjoyable part of being a chef” and “apart from being able to cook, what’s the main skill needed to be a good chef” this raised some really good responses from the chefs and I think really helped the young people to understand the skills and factors needed to work well in a kitchen environment, the chefs then gave the young people a quick tutorial on the importance of kitchen safety but soon it was time to swap over and allow the other group to join the chefs
The other side of the session was a focus group with Stacey from IBS, talking about the value of money, how tax and interest rates work and how to manage finances correctly, this was really well received and helped Stacey to understand how to develop these ideas into more in depth sessions, the young people also got a chance to me Charlie and Sophie the owners of the Lindsey Rose and get an idea of what it takes to manage a successful restaurant.
We then pulled everyone together as a group to fill in some feedback forms and enjoy munching on the tarts everyone had made. We gained some really good feedback and saw that all 7 young people enjoyed the session we also saw some great ideas of future sessions to run.
Overall the session was hugely enjoyable for both us as staff and the young people and after meeting the chefs after the session its clear to see they really enjoyed delivering the session and are keen to offer more support in the future to us, A massive thank you to the staff at The Lindsey Rose and Stacey from Ipswich Building Society for making the session such a success.
See the media page for more pics.
Today Kayleigh joined our youth work team and we're all looking forward to working with her.
The Porch Project is working with DanceEast on a Hadleigh Town Dance Project. Starting Tuesday 20th at our drop-in session and running for 6 weeks.
The Porch Project continues to go from strength to strength and on the evening of Wednesday 24th January our new premises in Hadleigh were officially declared open by The Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk Clare, Countess of Euston.
Our second Installment of Horizons was kindly held at The Lindsey Rose, we were also joined by Stacey Bunn from IBS who will be running money management sessions in conjunction with the Horizons Programme, we started the session by introducing the young people and Staff to one another as well as splitting the young people into two groups.
So, The First Horizons session was a hit!
First off, we need to say a huge thank you to Jim and the staff over at Jim Lawrence for the warm welcome and the hugely engaging guided tour it was a really good experience for the young people as well as Zach and Ben, we had a total of ten young people from both Hadleigh and Great Cornard which was a really great turnout.