Go Mad with Dad 29th September 2018

We now have our activities for the forthcoming wonderful Go Mad with Dad on Saturday 29th September at Prestonpans Infants School 10.00am – 12.30pm.

A FREE fun filled morning of activities for children and male care givers.

Urban Nature – Animal Handling
Radio Saltire
Stina Sparkles: Face Painting, Balloon Modelling, Circus Skills, Nerf Wall
Magic Shows
Archery
No Limits BMX Stunt Show
Dynamic Earth
ELC Countryside Rangers
Fundamental Fruits
Pennypit Sports
Professor Egghead – Mal watson
Classic Fire Engines
Fire Brigade
Preston Lodge Rugby
Prestonpans Infants Nursery Play
Inflatable Football
Lego
Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust
RSPB
Badge Making
Bookbug
Men’s Shed Activity
Roots n Fruits
Orienteering
Kite Making
Messy Church Arts& Crafts
Inflatables with JP Inflatables: Slide, Bouncy Castle & Slide, Pillow Wars
Giant Connect 4
Giant Jenga
Nortehrn Raptor Birds of Prey

9 Hole Mini Golf Course

and much more to be added

Free Refreshments and Ice Cream

Entry is FREE and you will be able to with prizes in our FREE Family Raffle on Entry.

If you have any questions or require any further information please contact Kevin Young 07833741768 or email: dadswork@hotmail.co.uk

http://www.facebook.com/events/1047998428686304

GMWD 2018

Understanding Dads Free Training

Free Training on Understanding Dad 

As part of our 15 year celebration DadsWork are delighted to be working in partnership with Father’s Network Scotland and Support from the Start to offer four training opportunities to practitioners across East Lothian to attend an excellent ½ day training programme called Understanding DAD
http://www.fathersnetwork.org.uk/understanding_dad
delivered by Chris Mieztis (Fathers Network Scotland).

By the end of the course participants will have:
• Developed their ability to identify aspects of their practice they intend to change to be more father-inclusive
• An improved understanding of the messages children, young people, families, workers and services give and receive about parenthood, families and the role of the father
• Improved knowledge, skills and confidence to better engage male parents and carers successfully
• Improved value and understanding of the role of the father and father figures

What Course Participants have said?
“Attending the Understanding Dad training has hugely changed our practice”http://www.fathersnetwork.org.uk/understanding_dad_hs_casestudy
“This has made me aware of my own practice and realize how excluded dads can feel”.
“I’ve learned how a small change in practice can encourage dads to be involved in contacts we have with families”

For further information contact: Kevin Young: 07833741768 / 01316650848 or email dadswork@hotmail.co.uk

DadsWork & Walk with the Foundation 24 in 12

Hi

It that time again where I take on the challenge of walking 24 miles in 12 hours over 6000ft of mountains from Fort William to Glencoe to raise important funds for DadsWork and West Lothian Youth Foundation (Another Charity I am involved in) to continue delivering important services and activities. Any donation you make will be greatly appreciated and remember to include Gift Aid as every penny raised will make a huge difference to the 2 fantastic charities! Below is the link to make an online donation or if you would prefer to donate on a the old fashion Sponsor Forms please let me know?
Thank You Kevin

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/kevinyoung2

https://www.facebook.com/24in12

https://24in12.co.uk/

 

Dads 2 B East Lothian

Wonderful evening and a wonderful end to a wonderful Dads 2 B tonight, what a great bunch of guys we’ve had for the last 4 weeks. A huge thank you to our returning dads ( who were fantastic discussing their birth experiences )and their beautiful babies, who were adorable tonight (babies that is).  

Fundraising 2018: DadsWork & Walk with the Foundation: 24 in 12 Training Walk

This next training walk for Walk with the Foundation takes places this Sunday! (6th May 2018).
 
We are back in the Pentlands and there is a slight increase in the challenge!
Meeting point is at the Threipmuir Car Park: Sunday 6th May at 08:20 for an 08:30 start. Car Park directions in link below:
This is one of the toughest walks on the training – do this and you will go a long way to making sure you make it on the actual walk.
This walk has a gently start going anti-clockwise round the loop, passing Threipmuir and Harlaw reservoirs and gently climbing up to the spectacular views at the Maidens Cleugh and then down to Flotterstone.  Then you start the 5 peaks! This is a stunning skyline walk – with some of the best views in Scotland.
A word about food and drink management. This is a long walk and will take between 5-7 hours. Your body, no matter how fit you are, will run out of energy after about three hours if you don’t top up the food early enough. We recommend that you stop at least twice for a food top up and you need to make sure you carry enough water to see you to the end. Forecast for Sunday is a sunny day with highs of 16C so heat management and liquid management is essential so that you don’t run out of energy. Remember having something to eat and drink at the end, combined with good food and liquid management, is the best way to recover quickly from the walk. (Please also bring sun-screen or a hat – it might feel cool but you can easily get burnt under those conditions).
Scott & Kevin  will be in attendance at the walk this weekend, so if you have any questions at all please give them a shout.
 
 

Raising Children with Confidence

The next Raising Children With Confidence course will start on the 9th May at the Early Learning and Childcare Centre Prestonpans (Prestonpans infant school). There is a creche available but does requires pre booking. Contact admin@prestonpansinfant.elcschool.org.uk with your contact details and any creche requirements to book your place.

For further information about this course and an introduction to what you can expect from it then follow this link –
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=POkddKE9VEw

Understanding Dad Training

As part of our 15 year celebration DadsWork are delighted to be working in partnership with Father’s Network Scotland and Support from the Start to offer four training opportunities to practitioners across East Lothian to attend an excellent ½ day training programme called Understanding DAD
http://www.fathersnetwork.org.uk/understanding_dad
delivered by Chris Mieztis (Fathers Network Scotland).

By the end of the course participants will have:
• Developed their ability to identify aspects of their practice they intend to change to be more father-inclusive
• An improved understanding of the messages children, young people, families, workers and services give and receive about parenthood, families and the role of the father
• Improved knowledge, skills and confidence to better engage male parents and carers successfully
• Improved value and understanding of the role of the father and father figures

What Course Participants have said?
“Attending the Understanding Dad training has hugely changed our practice” http://www.fathersnetwork.org.uk/understanding_dad_hs_casestudy
“This has made me aware of my own practice and realize how excluded dads can feel”.
“I’ve learned how a small change in practice can encourage dads to be involved in contacts we have with families”

To book (Limited spaces)

29th May 2018 – 09.30am-12.30pm– Prestonpans https://understandingdadprestonpans.eventbrite.com

19th June 2018 – 09.30-12.30pm – Musselburgh https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-dad-musselburgh-tickets-45059181224

28th August 2018-09.30-12.30pm – Tranent https://understandingdadtranent.eventbrite.com

25th September 2018 -09.30am – 12.30pm – Haddington https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-dad-haddington-tickets-45059370791

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For further information contact: Kevin Young: 07833741768 / 01316650848 or email dadswork@hotmail.co.uk

 

DadsWork Men Shed

DadsWork are delighted to announce an exciting partnership with Strive through Men Shed Tranent at the Community Garden , Heugh , Tranent starting on Thursday 10th May 2018 at 10.30am. For further information please contact Kevin Young 01316650848 / 07833741768 or email: dadswork@hotmail.co.uk

Further information on DadsWork: 

http://www.dadswork.co.uk

Further information on Men Shed at Strive:

http://strive.me.uk/sheds

What is a Shed?
Men’s Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he
feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy. A Men’s Shed
offers this to a group of such men where members share the tools and resources they need
to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and
inclusive venue.
A place of leisure where men come together to work and gain a sense of belonging and
purpose.
What happens at Men Shed?
Everyone works together to do the practical projects, with everyone passing on and, or,
picking up new skills from other members of the Shed. The lists of individual tasks are
almost endless, from sawing wood to painting the projects.
Some of the projects that the men work on are listed below, these are only a small snapshot
of what has been done by the groups. And often people can work on their own projects if
they want to do so:
Some of the projects completed so far:
 Benches for working on
 Benches for sitting on
 Building a Chicken coop
 Tables
 Community centre sign
 Planters
Not everyone has to embark on practical projects, for some just coming along and enjoying
a coffee is all they want to do, chatting and socialising with the other men in the Shed.
Further health benefits.
Along with enjoying the company of other like-minded people, the men in the shed also
have the opportunity to receive holistic treatments, such as reflexology, seated massage
and cranio sacral therapy.