James Ballantyne, blogger extraordinaire, leads us into the festive season. And all the best to you, James, for 2018. May your blogging continue to challenge us.
On the 12 days of Christmas my youthworker gave to me…
12 annoying icebreakers
11 months of funding
10 broken ground rules
9 (or ninety) games of ping pong
8 hr sessional contracts
7 jeffs and smith books
6 franchise projects (speaking of which..)
N….C…. S……. (or if you cant bring yourself to say NCS, say D…B….S instead)
4 smart objectives
2 junior leaders
and (deep breath) an annual report for the charities commission!
Just getting in there early with a bit of Christmas cheer, I hope your end of term, last few sessions, staff meal outs, final mentoring group for the term goes well, and that you have a restful and positive Christmas, ready for the challenges that 2018 might bring us all in the youth work community. Thank you for reading, sharing and being part of the ongoing conversation in youth work in the UK and I hope reflections from this site have been useful for you this year. Happy Christmas!