Seize the Clay! (with Amber and Eve)

Seize the Clay! (with Amber and Eve)

We asked our new volunteers from Queen’s College Amber and Eve to tell us about their experience in our pottery class for children aged 6-12 years on a Wednesday.

How we helped

“Although we have not been volunteering for too long, only around 2 weeks, straight after our first pottery class we were both ecstatic with our choice to volunteer here and could not wait for the next class. Our job was to assist Colleen, the pottery teacher, by making sure the children had the right equipment and were being responsible with their tools. As well as this, if the children wanted inspiration or ideas of things to create, we would offer suggestions and support their work. The general atmosphere in the class was very warm and welcoming. It was a relaxing place for people to embrace and explore their creativity.”pottery, clay, potting, children, fun, newspaper,

About us

“We are both in sixth form college studying for our A-levels. The volunteering is a school-based program however we are both thrilled to be able to work here as the environment is so positive and educational. The community centre staff are all so kind and helpful and spending time here has given us skills that can be applied in nearly all of our classes.”

“Our biggest challenge was convincing the children to be creative and go outside their usual comfort zone.”

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Why you should join

“We definitely would recommend for other volunteers or aspiring potters to try the class as it allows you to gain new skills or to elevate existing skills in a fun and creative way. It is also an opportunity to help children develop their creative side. Spending time with the children is incredibly rewarding and always extremely entertaining.”

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Click here to find out more about our Pottery Classes For 6-12 Years and here for volunteering opportunities at HCA.

Following the advice set out by government on 16th March we have sadly taken the decision to close the majority of our activities for the moment.   Our care provision for members at Millman Street will continue for now.  Our Befriending Scheme will start linking people by phone
The following activities will cease as of today
Activities for drop in members at Millman Street
Gymnastics, Taekwondo and Ballet sessions
Pottery sessions
Daily Under 5’s sessions
Media Arts Club
Sport Meets Art
Creative Communications Sessions
Carers Art Group
Over 60’s pottery and creative writing
Activities for drop in members at Millman Street
Digital Storytelling
Make and Mend group
Like many of you we are thinking hard about how to support the community over the next few months.  We will be in touch with details of what our offer looks like, how you can help and how you can get help.  In the meantime you can also join local ward based whats app and facebook groups organising support – follow this link to see how you can help