Hope 2 Oban

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Hope 2 Oban Award 2011 presented at OHS prizegiving

This year's H2O Award has been presented to Oban High School S6 pupil Katie Sims.
Throughout the 2010-2011 academic year, Katie has consistantly volunteered her time to assist with the Rock Solid lunchtime club, held weekly at Oban High. Her enthusiasm and energy have brought her the friendship and respect of many of the younger pupils who come along to the club.
As Katie's time at OHS draws to a close, she looks forward to a busy summer with the SSC camping at Struan, followed by studies in Childcare later in the year.
H2O are hoping that Katie will also have some time to volunteer with our ongoing youth work.
Congratulations Katie!

Sunday, 26 June 2011

A feast fit for kings and queens for Club H2O!

S4 pupils recently treated Club H2O members to a fine feast at Oban High School as part of the ongoing intergenerational programme. Pupils planned, prepared and served an exquisite menu which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who came along.
Special thanks to all who took part and particularly to the pupils and staff from the Home Economics department.

H2O joins 10th Oban Pals on the WW1 Battlefields

H2O Youth Worker, Ewen Munro, has recently had the privelege of joining Oban High School pupils and staff, as the 10th Oban Pals Battalion on the school trip to explore the WW1 battlefields in Belgium and France. For three intensive days, the forty pupils and four staff spent time discovering very human, often tragic, stories about soldiers in the Ypres and Somme areas during the first world war.
The visit culminated in attendance at the Menin Gate time of remembrance, where the group also held their own unique time of remembrance. Big thanks go to Lizzie, our tour guide for bringing the whole experience to life and to Andrew, our star driver for the trip.

Glencruitten Hostel welcomes neighbours from near and far!

Assisted by the H2O youth work team, residents and staff from Glencruitten Hostel, weekday home for OHS pupils from the Islands and outlying rural areas, hosted a splendid BBQ AND Ceilidh evening. Invited guests not only included local folk from Glencruitten, but also a group of pupils and staff from a partner school in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Further to a BBQ feast, all were invited to work off their dinner by dancing the Gay Gordons, Dashing White Sergeant and Strip the Willow. by way of a wee break, an eyes-down bingo session took place followed by ice creams all round.
Special thanks go out to former puipils Murray Willis and Ewan Macdonald for the splendid live Scottish dance music.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The celebrations come to an end - Party Time!!

Yes, it has been a very busy week, but certainly it has been such fun!
Bikes, boats, cake, songs and chocolate!!!! What more could a birthday celebration need. Well, a final birthday party to end the week back at the glorious Glencruitten House was the answer.
A great big THANK YOU to everyone who has made this a very special 7th birthday for Hope 2 Oban. We continue to pray for the exciting life-changing journey we are on.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

GFG go Westward on a Quest in the Firth of Lorn

High jinks on the high seas were the order of the day with GFG, as they celebrated 7 years of H2O Youth Work with a weekend sail on 'Weaver' the 42 foot yacht from Westward Quest. Ten took part in the adventure which travelled to Crinan, Jura, Scarba, Lunga, The Garvellachs and Mull, passing, Luing, Seil and Easedale on the way. Why are pirates pirates????? (because they arrrrrrrrr!)
PS - who brought the penguin????

Fischy Music come to town to celebrate 7 years of H2O Youth Work

Sandy, Suzanne and baby Silvie, all part of the Fischy Music Family, had a smashing time with pupils from Rockfield, St.Columba's, Achaleven and Lochnell Primaries, all as part of Hope 2 Oban's 7 year celebration.
Morning workshops at Oban Primary Campus with all-action song and dance routines were followed by an even more exciting afternoon concert at Glencruitten Church Centre, where each of the morning groups performed their own song, again, with actions.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Happy Birthday to Hope 2 Oban and Claire from all at Club H2O

Ongoing birthday celebrations this week......Club H2O carry on the party mood with their very own Garden Party at splendid Glencruitten House. Birthday Cake, afternoon tea and simple friendly fellowship combined to provide a good time for all, with special 90th birthday wishes from all at the Club to regular attender Claire - Happy Birthday Claire!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

H2O Cafe Pops up in week of birthday celebrations

The birthday celebrations continue as directors, volunteers and youth workers from Hope 2 Oban spent time together with friends at Oban's famous Chocolate Factory. Visitors to the Pop-up Cafe were given a picture opportunity to remind themselves of 7 years of H2O youth work, view a presentation on current youth and intergenerational work and enjoy oodles of luxury hot drinks and cake. Acoustic music was played by the ultra-talented H2O director Angus Smith, and a splendid chilled time was had by all.
The celebrations continue this coming Thursday......

Monday, 6 June 2011

'SPACE', Prayer opportunity for H2O birthday celebration week.

For the week of H2O's 7th birthday celebrations, The Well, Hope 2 Oban's base at Lochavullin, has been transformed into an opportunity to journey in prayer.
'SPACE' includes areas to pray for the World, The News, against Human Traffiking and an option to say 'sorry'.
'Space' will be open for journeying at lunchtimes all through the week of the celebrations.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Hope 2 Oban celebrate 7 years of Youthwork

June 1st 2011 marked 7 years of H2O Youthwork in Oban and the surrounding area. To celebrate those seven years, various events and activities will be taking place over the coming week, beginning with a return of the Bonkers Bikers event.
Saturday 4th June, 11 intrepid cyclists set off from the glorious Glencruitten House for the challenge ahead.
The 'Regular' route cyclists travelled the 12 or so mile round trip to and from 'Angus' Graden' in Taynuilt. The 'Jumbo' route cyclists boldly went blodly on the bold adventure via Kilcrennan, far and beyond, cycling some 34 miles back to Glencruitten House.
WELL DONE team and a great big thank you for those who have raised additional funds through sponsorship.
Keep an eye on the blog for updates throughout the week. In the pipeline...... week-long PrayerSpace at The Well....Pop-up Cafe on Tuesday evening, 7-9, at The Chocolate Factory, Esplanade...... Club H2O Garden Party at Glencruitten House on Thursday, 2-4...... Fischy Music with Primary School Pupils on Friday.....GFG sailing with Westward Quest Friday to Sunday....... and finally, Sunday afternoon, Celebrate with music, chat and cake at Glencruitten House.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Musical Extravaganza at Club H2O

Pupils from the talented Oban High School Music Department thrilled memebers of Club H2O recently with song, guitars, pipes, glocks and drums (not all at the same time!)
A splendid set of performances and a nice cup of tea. Great fun all round and a big thanks to all who took part from the youngest to the oldest.