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The beauty and power of working with the very best practitioners .. Flyer design by Sophie Kurs
siblings take to the mountain biking opportunity at Delamere Forest
Post dinner , a visit to Everton View for Bootle teens ..
Encouraging feedback ...
Taking time out of film making to relax with yoga at Toxteth TV
the launch of our shop premises .. Piloting Youth work from a shop front in Bootle .
Supporting the Peer Mentors at christmas time .
It is the simplest things ... a cup of tea and a chat after reading group ...
The magic of the Turn it around tree at 66 Stanley Road , Bootle .
starting a conversation ...
The work in the community allows for positive networking opportunities ..in this case I was able to introduce Dee Mc Dermot to Gary railway apprenticeship training development opportunities for young Liverpool learners.
Wearing and sharing red hats ...
A must do for children, teens and adults . great nature day with superb teaching
See the concentration on the faces of the young people...?
Three kinds of fish ... very tasty too .. young mechanics enjoy time out to feed their peers.
Taking their first steps into group work teaching , time for Debra to step back and allow the teens to support the juniors from bootle .
Thanks to Lari Hutton Yoga/Meditation teachings for her gift of time to bootle teens .
Introducing simple fruit and milk drinks to children in the park .
Youth worker Paula takes time out to reassure the boy of the safety mechanisms in climbing...
supporting courageous climbing with junior boys ...
Small group work , focused around team working nurtures positive friendships. the smaller the group number the greater quality attention the younger children receive . This makes for an enriching experience.
An important aspect of the work , finding ways to encourage young people to express themselves.
Mindful creations ... making magic in a box .. holds concentration for hours .
Turn it Around Creatives Summer school 2014 hosted at 2 Blackburn Place. Promoting kindness to creatures.
Half term badge making workshop
Following up contacts made at The Powerhouse Youth Housing Initiative , mentoring sessions took place in city based Quarter Cafe .
Turn it Around Creatives Summer School hosted at 2 Blackburn Place. Yoga and mindfulness with our wonderful Associate Lari Hutton
Thanks to Zoe Vaux for her workshops .
Summer School workshop with Eimear Kavannagh... The teenage girls from Bootle enjoyed a photo shoot with their creations .
Exploring self care , and the symbolism attached to the umberella .. Thanks to Eimear Kavannagh for her creative workshops
This time using MPACs well resourced Art Studio we had teens supporting juniors with their creative ideas.
Unexpected encounters with lovely brothers .
Workshop supported by Lari, Jackie and Keighley , Bootle Youth made their own Christmas gifts.
Young people often respond well to small group work learning.
Here a teen steps up to the role of Peer Mentor in the kitchen . food making is much enjoyed by teens and children .
Turn it Around CIC Commissioned Happy Go Cooking CIC to inspire young learners at Basetech .
Working from the park hut when premises were too expensive , we mad great connections at our Pop Up cafe
Founder of Turn it around CIC -Debra's work began here1988-2004 . Now Rob Butler runs a very fine character building boxing gym here.
summer 2015 saw many trips to this great project in Knowsley Safari Park. Director Nick Lynch and partner Hillery Berg will inspire inner city young people with their great camp hospitality and Nick's vast knowledge of survival in natures own setting.
Working with inner city teens , taking them from the streets to fun learning in the area Outdoors... So much laughter
2014 Turn it Around team Debra ,Jason and Dob took healthy cooking sessions to Basetech -Young Mechanics Training Centre. Healthy eating helps young learners digest better :)
Somethings seems easier than they look. separating an egg yolk from the egg white was made easier with step by step guidance from co-founder and Peer Mentor Keo.
Nothing tastes so good as fresh produce, the young men were very impressed with the range of healthy options.
Young Teens Chloe and Sophie were inspirational Peer Mentors , supporting their younger siblings in the preparation of healthy breakfasts. Thanks to Eimear Kavanagh for her wonderful Saturday morning project at queens Rd Neighbourhood Centre .
Working with young adults in fun ways. Taking teens out to Kimos in the city centre. A great way to introduce new tastes, new food ideas, and plan a programme while dining :)
Turn it Around Mentors meet with young people outside Adelphi Hotel encouraging independence and confidence.
Working on the streets , where young people are at, is a way to engage and build trust .
At the end of each park session we would hold a simple activity that engaged juniors and some teens, whilst encouraging discussion around their community environment.
Helping and willing Peer Mentors, Jamie and his friend Jamie spent a day preparing our Park Rangers Hut for summer pop up cafe 2014.
Teens and juniors find arts and crafts very engaging. These sessions create a sense of calm, develop skills and promote expression.
Taking time with young people to rethink eating and taste, smell , touch, see listen :)) Here the boys were mindfully eating plums .
Utilising the tiny space around the Park Rangers Hut , 2014, we enjoyed summer music and craft sessions with local young people.
Thanks to Ian Collins, who entered into the spirit of partnership working summer 2014.
The work doesn't happen without planning and preparation, Debra and Helen working in south Park Rangers Hut ... 2014
A Bootle boy takes to sewing like a duck to water ... he was inspired to make his own football shorts . Thanks to the wonderful Libby Mackay for her calm creativity.
A truly unexpected experience both for mentors and the young people. This lovely lad took charge of this piece of machinery. We may have inspired his future employment choices.
Young Mechanics, in their classroom test out the healthy drinks prepared by their peers.
Young men experimented with verge juice making ... some where tasty , some not so good .... here the lads shared them in shot glasses ..
Working in partnership at Beseech , Turn it Around commissioned Sky Anderson Glover at Happy Go Cooking -Great mentoring, top quality results.
Mentoring has many benefits as do small group projects This is a snapshot of a sewing project supported by Libby Mackay brought out the very best in sibling co-operation.
Did you know most teenagers hate to display their feet .. brave young lads attempting their first yoga class with Debra and Lari Hutton
Yoga programme was introduced to 16-18 year old lads in Crosby .. Railway Apprenticeship Director Dee McDermot of REAL House commented that our sessions made a difference helping her learners to 'chill out'
Respect to the lads for their bravery and testing out a new physical experience . Yoga and Meditation by Lari Hutton.
These young trainees took to yoga like ducks to water ... young railway apprentices....
We are currently collating and gathering feedback from young people