So what did we change? Well, we now have our mission statement on the home page, a new monthly newsletter feature, recent testimonials and an updated photograph of Positive Parties founder Denise Devlin. Denise felt it was time to renew the hippy one of her, in among the trees (although, we all liked it at the time. Thank you very much Mr Sean Crawford!).
As for our facebook page, we are a little behind in updating recent Positive Party photographs, but this will be done over the next few weeks.
The end of February and all of March have been busy with the Extended Schools contract that we took part in, delivering 4 out of 5 party workshops to 2 Primary School parents groups, 1 group of 14 classroom assistants and 1 group of 19 teachers and 3 principals. The feedback has been good and fun was certainly had every time. The last of these will be delivered to another parents group after Easter.
We also had 2 SureStart Positive Parties last month, one to a group of young parents in Endenballymore to celebrate International Women’s Day and the other was a repeat party for Strabane SureStart’s ‘Health Promoting Homes’ Programme as we had delivered one for them last year. This year was a brand new group and we were asked back again which is always a good sign. We have a booking for a SureStart staff Positive Party at the end of June too. Happy days!
We evaluated the Positive Programme we delivered in Knockavoe School & Resource Centre by asking the young people questions and videoing them. The response was fantastic and the 9 teenagers definately seemed to have benefited from the 5 week programme. Their most favourite part of course was the Positive Party at the end!
Coming up are Positive Parties for school children in May & June, look on the @School page and click on the ‘GFI Positive Party Programme,’ it is especially for Primary 7 children before they venture off to the BIG School in September.
And next month we will be contacting Call Centres for opportunities to come into their work places and spread the positive vibes through fun and laughter. The summer term is always a good time for staff team building so do check out the new Positive Programme link on the @Work page.
Some exciting news is that we have our first booking for January 2013! A secondary school staff team – teachers and class room assistants. A really positive way for them to start the new year!
Remember to make a booking for spring for you staff team, students or pupils, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone PPHQ on 0044 2881659505 mobile 0044 7790793130