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E2 Local Community Project

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Description

Aim: To plan and take part in a local community project. Taken from the BB Company Section Discoverer Pro Pack, Community, Local and National E2

Resources

Activity 1 & 2
• Flip chart
• Pens

Activity 3
• Depends on the final decision of what the project is.

Activity 4
• Flip chart
• Pens
• Paper
• Post-it notes

Instructions

Activity 1 - Looking for a Suitable Project

Aim: To find a suitable community based project.

Instructions:
• The young people should first start to mind map what they want their project to be.
• One way of doing this is to draw a spider diagram.
• Part of this planning might be to decide where the project may take place.
• These are some ideas of the projects the young people could do:
— Park liner pick
— Painting a community building
— Gardening in local parks or disadvantaged areas
• There may also be members in your church that have local knowledge of projects in the areas the young people are targeting.
• Local authorities are also a good source that might be able to help the young people in their project.

Tips / Advice:
Remember to always obtain permission from local authorities or the person that owns the land or building in question.

Safety Issues / Risk Assessment:
• The supervision of the young people whilst undertaking the project.
• The correct use of any equipment.
• Is any safety equipment needed and does that require any training before use.
• What safety clothing may be needed.

Activity 2 - Planning

Aim: To plan the project.

Instructions:

Get your young people to do the following:
• Decide on a project and set an aim.
• Write to or contact any agencies or organisations that could help you achieve your aims.
• Decide a date and write a plan of what you might do.
• Consider what equipment, training and supervision you might need.
• Write a budget for the project.
• Write to parents detailing time, location and outline of the project.

Tips / Advice:
• Let your young people do as much as possible of the planning.
• Remember the process is as important as the outcome. Never the less you are ultimately responsible for their safety and well being.

Safety Issues / Risk Assessment:
• The supervision of the young people whilst undertaking the project.
• The correct use of any equipment.
• Is any safety equipment needed and does that require any training before use.
• What safety clothing may be needed.

Activity 3 -The Project Itself

Aim: To carry out the project.

Instructions
• Undertake the project.


Activity 4 - Evaluation of the Project

Aim: To evaluate the project.

Instructions:
• This activity is for the young people to evaluate their project.
• This can be done either by using a flip chart where their comments can be listed or post.it notes which do not indicate which young person has written it.
• The leaders may need to come up with a series of questions to assist the young people in their evaluation of the project e.g.
— What impact did their project have in the local community?
— Did it go to plan?
— Would they do anything differently next time?
— Were there enough young people in the team?
— What do they want to undertake next?

For full details see the BB Company Section Discoverer Pro Pack, Community, Local and National E2

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