In Ty we take part in a work experience. Ms Whelan organised for us to either go to the Community Workshop or the 1798 Centre. The people doing their work experience in the Community Workshop go one day a week for 6 weeks.
We go on a Wednesday between 10:30-12:00. We walk form Coláiste Bríde up through the town to the Community Workshop. We are split up into groups of two and three and we are given an activity in which we take part in with the disabled people who attend the Community Workshop. There are four groups. One group is taking part in dancing, another in gym work, another in art and crafts and the last group take part in Tidy Towns.
The dancing group come up with a dance routine for the disabled people in the astro centre. The students taking part in the gym help them to use the exercise machinery and supplies also in the astro centre. The students in the art and crafts make things such as paper maché, drawings and paintings. And finally, the last group of students take part in the tidy towns. This activity is very environmental. It consists of cleaning an area of the town and making it look beautiful again, for example planting flowers or trees.
This work experience is very heart warming and makes you more aware of how people with disabilities live their lives. It is a way for people to find out if they want to work with disabled people or not. It is a brilliant experience.