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Project Choice: week four

Posted on 27 November 2013

This week things kicked up a gear and the recording equipment came out. Keaton interviewed Corin McEwan, Doug McRae and Chris Minnis with some probing questions about work, the building, Indian music and paranormal activities.

Keaton “Me and Chris interviewed Corin the Box Office Manager. It was really good and he was really friendly. I asked questions about his job and how long he has worked at Sage Gateshead and he replied ‘more than 5 years and less than 10!’ ”

Keaton “Today I teamed up with Alan and helped him”

Keaton said his favourite part of the morning was interviewing people, helping Alan and Jane and being given a job by Sarah at the Welcome Desk which involved going to the Administration office on Level 3 and visiting the Stationery room.

Alan was really busy this week and said the work was “a lot harder this week.” He really liked being so busy. This week, Alan helped collect tickets from people attending the Early Year’s Music Making session for under 5s in the Greggs Children’s room. He stayed for session and joined in halfway through the session. Alan also helped to hand out instruments, He really enjoyed the session and loved working with the young children.

Isaac was shown how to drive one of the cleaning machines and thoroughly enjoyed it!

He also had a chance to talk to Jim Montague again, and find out more about music making sessions for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability.
Next week, Sage Gateshead is hosting a number of events for International Day of Disabled People and Alan, Keaton and Isaac are looking forward to this. Especially Keaton as he really likes to meet and greet people when they come in the building.

For more information about Sage Gateshead’s role in the International Day of Disabled People, click here.

What is Project Choice?

Project Choice is an NHS initiated work placement scheme hosted by Sage Gateshead’s Accessible Learning Programme. The scheme offers young people with Special Education Needs and Disability a variety of work based opportunities in a safe environment over a period of six weeks.

For more information about the Accessible Learning Strand at Sage Gateshead, click here.

Project Choice is part of Sage Gateshead Accessible Learning Strand’s Music Connect Project. It is funded by Newcastle Children with Disabilities Team and overseen by Gateshead College.