|The girls active group also had fun bowling today up in Carrick-on-Shannon!|
Thursday, 29 June 2017
|Some photos of Janell, Aideen, Emer and the girls active group at Aerial Yoga today at My Soul Space in Carrick--on-Shannon. What an enjoyable fun experience!|
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Huge congratulations to the 26 learners who had their QQI Awards approved at this week’s Results Approval Panel meeting. In this certification round a total of 143 component awards were approved with 16 learners achieving Major Awards in Employability Skills. The panel also approved 5 Primary Certificates in Food Safety and an ECDL Profile Certificate! Well done everyone!
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Thanks to Maija and Sanita from the sports group for providing a very enjoyable exercise class for the girls in the centre today in our gym as part of women's health week. They started off with stretching/yoga, then some core work, using weighted hula hoops, skipping and steps. They finished off the class with some relaxation techniques. The girls really enjoyed the activity and expressed an interest in doing this again. Well done to all the girls for participating and to Maija and Sanita for sharing their expertise!
Monday, 26 June 2017
Thursday, 22 June 2017
Natasha Talford from Sligo Leader gave an excellent demonstration today on planting seeds, herbs and vegetables. The trainees got actively involved in the planting and they found it enjoyable and educational.
We planted the following vegetables:
- Peruvian Mint
- Uncle John's Kale
After the vegetables were planted we put dried powdered seaweed for fertilising the plants and Californian Poppie to encourage greenfly and beneficial insects so they can be pollinated. We watered the plants with liquid seaweed, it is a plant growth stimulant and good for many plants and vegetables, especially for tomatoes and potatoes. We used organic slug and snail killer so it doesn’t harm other animals such as hedgehogs and birds. Thanks to Natasha for helping set up our garden and we will continue to maintain it throughout the summer and can't await until we eat its produce.
|Trainees planting and participating in the gardening|
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Aideen is working on a fantastic new gardening project for the centre. Danny and some of the trainees were involved in making some timber raised beds. They filled the beds with compost and the plan is to set some salads, vegetables, herbs etc. Natasha Talford (Sligo Leader) is going to share some of her gardening tips tomorrow and provide a gardening demo for trainees on potting, planting seeds and vegetables. This will be a lovely feature to our back yard and the salad and veg can also be used in the kitchen.
|Some photos of Danny, Aideen and trainees making and preparing raised beds for salads, vegetables and herbs.|
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Monday, 19 June 2017
Thursday, 15 June 2017
|The lads enjoyed an afternoon of grooming in the hair salon today with a hair mask, face mask, face serum and a bay rum scalp treatment. Thanks to Ian and Nikita for all their work, the lads had a very relaxing afternoon!|
|Shane from Sligo Sports Partnership gave a exceptional talk to the lads on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the local sports facilities and activities available in Sligo.|
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
|Shane Bohan Physiotherapist gave a very informative talk on maintaining your mental, physical and sexual health to the lads in the centre for men's health week, Thanks to Shane for his excellent contribution|
|Group photo of trainees|
Thanks to Danny & Steve for organising a very enjoyable 5 a side indoor football in the complex for the lads in the centre.
As part of Men's Health Week a group of lads went on a guided hike with North West Adventure Tours up to Union Wood. This was a nice but a challenging hike, There are lovely views of Knocknarea, the Ox Mountain range and the landscape of Sligo and Leitrim. The path also takes you along the edge of Ballygawley Lake.
|Trainees making their way uphill|
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
|Lads doing circuit training with Danny in the gym|
|Trainees in spinning classes|
|Lads Group photo with spinning instructor|