June 2019

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Week Commencing 3rd June

On Monday In Billingham YAH group we used the Question Cards. On the cards there were various scenarios, activities and questions that were asked of the group. The group worked well to answer individual questions and equally as well as a team to carry out the activities.

On Wednesday we had our first ‘Let’s Get Arty Group’ held in Grays Road Institute.  The first half of the session, the group were asked what sort of art activities they would like to do. The second half of the session we did a small piece of artwork using watercolour and doodling to create our pictures.

In Eaglescliffe this week we made air-dried clay, sunflower garden plaques. The group rolled out the plaque base before cutting and shaping petals and a centre of their flowers.  Members cut and carved into their plaques to make their own individual style plaques, once dried they will be varnished ready for hanging in their garden or home.

Week commencing 10th June

This week in Stockton and Eaglescliffe YAH groups the topic of discussion was Art, we looked at various artwork from Botticelli ‘Birth Of Venus’ from the Renaissance, Modern artwork by Van Gogh – ‘Starry night’ and ‘Sunflowers’, Classic work by Leonardo da Vinci the ‘Mona Lisa’ and an Abstract piece by Jackson Pollock called ‘Convergence’. Art made a very enjoyable topic of discussion as individual tastes and opinions differed throughout the groups.

Billingham on Monday afternoon enjoyed another fun packed session of Circus 
In Wednesdays Art group we made a start on our first piece of Watercolour 
art using photographs from Mount Grace Priory.

Week Commencing 17th June

Billingham Group YAH picked up the discussion on Art, followed by their first 3 weekly Musical Memories session with Trish.  The group thoroughly enjoyed themselves and fully engaged in Singing and playing Percussion instruments.
On Wednesday the Art group continued with their Watercolour pieces of Mount 
Grace Priory.
Thursday Eaglescliffe group played Card Games the the extra large cards including a game of ‘Play Your Cards Right’ where the group guess if the next card to be turned will be higher or lower, competitive fun.

Week commencing 24th June

Billingham YAH group took part in a MCST session which involved a general knowledge quiz.  The group split into two smaller groups and worked competitively conferring to come up with the correct answers.
Wednesday in Our Art Group we started a new project using Air Dried Clay. Using leaves to mould, shape and add pattern to they clay we then shaped them into a bowl, once dried they will be painted and varnished ready to be used.
Thursday Eaglescliffe group relocated to ‘The Eagle’ this week whilst the community centre was set up for a Theatre production.  The group had great fun, enjoyed coffee snacks over a game of dominoes.
Friday was our Monthly visit to Thornaby LiveWell Hub for Musical Memories, another packed room full of laughter, singing and instrumental accompaniment. These sessions are great fun and enjoyed by all who attend.

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