This is the page to hear about all the great things we get up to at our centres in Cleator Moor and Maryport. Our members will add to this page on a regular basis with stories, poems and all the ‘craic’!
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Warmest Wishes from
all the members of the Copeland Occupational and Social Centres
Our Wrap party at Hundith Hill Hotel was the end of project celebration for a Project between the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) and Copeland Occupational and Social centre (COSC) and Allerdale COSC. The project was called Living Life & Taking Part, and was funded by Niace through the Community Learning Innovation Fund (CLIF) to the sum of £40,208. Since September the group has taken part in a conference at Florence Mine, a World War II Evacuation Day, a series of Craft Fayres, photography trips all over Cumbria and a photography exhibition. We have also produced a book of Poetry in conjunction with Parkhill Poets, a ‘Help you to help yourself’ leaflet and a set of Conversation Cards for Disability Awareness to be used as an educational tool. Our VIP guest was Gary Skyner, a comedian and motivational speaker. He was affected by Thalidomide from birth and has campaigned for disability rights throughout his adult life. He gave us a moving, talk in the morning, followed by a stand up routine that had us all in stitches!
Members of the public who attended our exhibition today. The exhibition was made possible through the W.E.A. N.I.A.C.E and funding from the C.L.I.F. project. The photographs which were taken over the last months by going on field trips are absolutely fantastic. I am sure the educational establishments involved will be delighted and impressed to see the progress that all our members have made. With the help and guidance of our dedicated and expert tutors we go from strength to strength. Be prepared to see some amazing photography.
Just off to set up the COSC / WEA photographic exhibition, funded by the Community Learning Innovation Fund (CLIF), a big thankyou to NIACE. I cant wait to see you all at the grand opening on Tuesday….tell all you family & friends to visit, it is on all week at Egremont Market Hall.
Last night,whilst i was in bed listening to an audiobook about Buddhism.I heard a quote that straight away made me think about COSC.
“The rule of true friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them,each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other.”
Even though i’m Buddhist,you don’t have to be Buddhist to believe this quote.
Through getting to know people,i have realised that COSC,it’s members,and staff are like this.Other than my Husband and my bestfriend in Aberdeen (that i call my 2nd Mum) ;i’m not used to people being kind,considerate,caring,supportive and willing to stand up for me.
COSC is becoming like a 2nd family to me already,so thank you.
There was an eclectic mix of material to suit all tastes, from improving basic numeracy and literature skills to books on hobbies such as jewellery making and cookery!