Community Fund – Clipperton Project – May Update

11391237_655588970185_1408541143381683097_nThis month, Molly Allam Keep, our volunteer in Mexico headed home after a successful year working with The Clipperton Project.

In Scotland, at Bowling Basin, we held a volunteer day on the 15th May. Nine volunteers spent a day clearing the river beach of glass and debris. We also screen printed re-usable tote bags with the phrase I Love Bowling.

Volunteers visited Clydebank College and worked with a group of young people participating in an access to work class. The group learned about different volunteering opportunities, spoke about their inspirations and mapped the 7 design principles of the World Cafe.

On the 30th May, we held our second family event of the year at Bowling, titled I Love Bowling. We teamed up with Fresh Creations, a youth arts organisation based in West Dumbartonshire who joined us on the day and ran some creative outdoor workshops. We invited the artist, Jemima Dansey-Wright to exhibit in our archway space and she also held a workshop, working with clay and natural found materials from the area around the Basin. We repeated our natural dyes workshop. We also created some more screen printed tote bags with children and provided fabric pens in order for them to decorate the bags. Three young musicians volunteered and performed at the event. Volunteers also assisted with workshops, photographed and helped to co-ordinate the event.

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