A new year and a new programme - we have lots of fun activities for 2017! Alongside our regular sessions and services we're particularly excited to be working with the Young Women's Movement to run the Empowering Pathways course for the first time, to bring back our popular John Muir Award Family Group activities and, after a very successful pilot, to introduce Blairdardie Heroes, a fun series of craft-based workshops focused on books
April, Dan and Phillipa Went all competed in the 5K Glasgow Santa Dash 2016, raising a fantastic £225 for 3D! Dan and Phillipa clocked in at an impressive buggy-pushing 34 minutes, while April did even better, achieving a post-pregnancy personal best time of 32 minutes and 5 seconds.
Well done for doing so well, and a massive thank you from everyone here at the project, we all really appreciate the work you put in!
3D Drumchapel, along with the Women's Movement, are delighted to announce that we will be offering the 12 week Empowering Pathways for Women Programme starting in January. It's designed to engage with local women to help strengthen women’s choices and participation in their communities and wider society. The aim of the programme is to provide safety, support and encouragement for women to strengthen their sense of belonging and worth, and choose positive pathways towards participation in all aspects of their lives. The programme is aim at:
- women on the margins because of poverty and the lack of associated opportunities
- women who are new to a community or country, perhaps seeking asylum, refugees, or migrants
- women experiencing prejudice and discrimination
- women affected by addictions, violence, mental illness, family breakdown and homelessness
- women who have missed out on education and who may want to brush up on basic skills
We will be hosting an information session on Wednesday 14th December, from 11.30am - 1pm. Please contact us to register an interest.
For further information: http://www.ywcascotland.org/…/empowering-pathways-for-women/
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.