Hope 2 Oban

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

'Chinwag' youth workers, leaders and volunteers event - the talk of the town!

Kilbowie Outdoor Centre was the place and 'Chinwag' was the event. Following on from day events in 2006 - 07 and 08, folks from all over Argyll and beyond gathered for the first overnight Chinwag, where youth workers, leaders and volunteers come together for ideas and activities to use with their groups as well as taking part in the crucial act of chinwagging.
Just under 40 folks spent Saturday in workshops on Funding, Rocket Building, Movie-making, Drumming, being Crafty and exploring strategies of challenging behaviour.
The gathering joined together in fun sessions of 'Zumba' and the 'Crystal Maze Challenge'.
Chinwag was also an opportunity for Ally Hunter, Scottish-based Tutor and Development Worker from George Williams College, to introduce the concept of an Argyll training hub to deliver youth work training from 2011.
Hosted by H2O and Oban Youth Cafe, this year's Chinwag was also supported by a grant from Argyll and Bute Council.
Many thanks to the council and to our workshop hosts for a splendidly informative and equipping time. It is hoped to run Chinwag again around the same time in 2011, so watch the H2O Blog for details next year.
STOP PRESS - Chinwag Review to Download at www.hope2oban.org.uk

Studio session a hit with H2O Zoooom!

H2O-Zoooom!, the weekly camera club at the Well, were treated to a live studio 'shoot' recently as Cameron Harris of Highland Photos worked with a customer on an advertising project soon to be seen on buses around the area.
As the group watched on, Cameron talked through the process and shots taken could be viewed almost instantly on the big screen.
Post-customer shoot, Zoooom! were given the floor and one-by-one invited to arrange their fellow members for group shots using the pro studion set-up.
Big thanks go to Cameron for the opportunity for the group to experience a live shoot.
Watch this space for the results of a school-holiday photoshoot, hopefully to an island setting!