Our monthly Family John Muir Group had a fantastic time recently exploring the woods in the spring sunshine! They got up to all sorts, including making some brilliant dens, just see for yourself.
Here's a great wee video showing off their den-making talents: https://www.facebook.com/3DDrumchapel/videos/1897870517122600/
A professor at Glasgow University has helped raise £675.75 for us by running not one, not two, but a breath-taking TWENTY-FIVE 10km races!
Ade Kearns, Professor of Urban Studies at Glasgow University, presented the cheque on Friday at our Family Lunch, having managed to complete all the races well ahead of schedule. Originally planned to stagger all the road races over two years, the pacy pedagogue the sped through all twenty-five in just 16 months.
The professor’s achievement might help to inspire anyone whose new year’s resolution to get more exercise hasn’t managed to get out of the blocks in January. Despite running the distance between Glasgow and Newcastle, he was no race-running veteran. He said: “I had only ever run one 10k before doing this. It was a challenge!” Prof. Kearns has taken a keen interest in Drumchapel through the GoWell project, a research and learning programme that aims to investigate the impact of investment in housing, regeneration and neighbourhood renewal in Glasgow on the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.
Sharon Colvin, Project Manager at 3D Drumchapel, said: “we’re absolutely delighted with Prof. Kearns’s donation, and really impressed with his determination and stamina!”
“His donation will help us to continue to offer a wide variety of vital activities and services for families, to provide support, strengthen relationships, and empower positive change"
Say hello to Waddles!
Just before Christmas we introduced our new penguin mascot, and it was a big hit at all our Christmas parties. The only problem was we didn't know what to call them! So, we ran a poll on our Facebook page, and after all the ballots were counted we've found the most popular name....
And here's Waddles in action handing our presents and raising smiles at our Shake, Rattle & Roll and Family Lunch Christmas parties:
3D Drumchapel are proud to say that our volunteers won the 2016 Evening Times Community Champion Team Award!
After winning the North West region, we were invited to the awards ceremony at the City Chambers just pleased to be a part of the celebration of Glasgow's community activism. At a fantastic evening of boisterous fun - complete with impromptu conga line! - we came away with the award, much to everyone's delight. It's fantastic reward for everyone's hard work and commitment, and we're so pleased to see our volunteers' work recognised.
From supporting our sessions, cooking our family lunch, helping with creches, organising our clothing bank and much more, we absolutely could not do it without the huge amount of time, effort and energy of our wonderful volunteers - you are fantastic!
On Saturday our Summer 2016 Play on Pedals series came to a close, with everyone earning their certificates! It was great to see evidence of so much improvement in just six short weeks, with far fewer wobbles and a lot more confidence on display. Look forward to seeing you all freewheelin' around Drumchapel! Special congratulations to Kaci, Khloe, Scott, Layla-Jane, Dylan and Beth, who all earned their pedals in the form of a nifty Play on Pedals trophy, and thanks to Cycling Scotland and The Bike Station for all their help and support
3D Drumchapel's John Muir group ventured out to Loch Lomond and Inchcailloch Island, and had a fantastic experience learning from the rangers, building tents, making fires and exploring the beautiful countryside
We had a busy and productive week at 3D Drumchapel, with lots of activities and a lot of fun.
On Monday, the 3D Family Afterschool Club for Langfaulds Primary got creatively messy with dough:
While earlier in the day the kids were getting moving at our MEND healthy active living session:
Monday also saw the first session of our new Baby Steps programme for promoting positive parenting:
On Tuesday we had our regular baby massage session as well as 3D Play (I play, You Play, We Play together), which saw a lot of soft play action!
On Wednesday we hosted the weekly NHS Well Baby Clinic, had a fun 3D Family Afterschool Club at Camstradden Primary, and had a friendly and successful Tea & Tots session, where parents with babies can drop in for a chat and find out useful resources:
On Thursday we had Chatter Natter, the 3D Lunch Club at Drumchapel High, the second of our weekly Baby Massage groups
As well as a lot of smiles, laughter and play at the weekly Shake, Rattle & Roll parent and toddler music and movement session:
On Friday Sarah and Elaine prepared a fantastic chicken curry for the 3D Family Lunch, one so good it got compliments from Glasgow institution Mother India!
3D Drumchapel were delighted to receive the Programmes Champion Award in recognition of 3D's partnership working with Save the Children. 150 people attended the event at Murrayfield where the awards were presented by HRH The Princess Royal. The event was a great opportunity to meet other individuals and organisations involved with Save the Children and to hear more about the positive work taking place to support children and their families on a local, national and global level.