Sharon Joyce

Family Science Experiment - After School Club, St. Paul's Way Centre

I am a full time carer for my Granddaughter who is seven years old and I struggled to find fun activities for her to attend after school.

I was approached by one of the Poplar HARCA staff about applying for funding from the Big Local project, which is to spend £1M over the Aberfeldy estate in ten years. I had an idea for a science experiment club to run in the centre, so I filled out the application form and was granted the funding...whoopee!

Once we got the funding I got planning with a member of staff from the Aberfeldy Centre.
Volunteering taught me new skills, especially working with groups of children and how to run a project. It was good to take on the responsibility; I learnt how much work goes on behind the scenes to get these projects going.

For me, the best part was seeing the kids having so much fun and enjoying the 10 week programme that I had helped create.

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