Alltheskills’s Blog

November 29, 2009

Ferrybridge

Filed under: circus skills, Community, Uncategorized, youth work — alltheskills @ 7:37 pm

For the past two Saturdays Naomi and Sean have travelled over the moors to Ferrybridge to help The Youth Work Company

View from the A1

engage with young people living in the Ferrybridge area. The youth workers Marie and Jo were hoping some eyecatching circus skills would attract the attention of passers by and give them an opportunity to make contact with local young people.

On week 1 we were based in the local park, in the shadow of the infamous power station and despite the cold met a few local teenagers. Flower sticks proved a popular choice with all but Nath was very persistent with learning diabolo-good job!

Week 2 was even colder so we headed indoors to the village hall. After chatting with Marie and Jo last week we had convinced them of their need for a Facebook account to keep in touch with young people and promote their events. We did have several attempts but were hindered by their reluctance to create a personal account—however I think a Facebook page will be coming soon once everyone has figured out the technology!

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