TEMPT Team Featured shop of the day – ME!
In November I went on a course to make a pig in a day at Gayle Mill near Hawes. The teacher was Josie East who had prepared all the willow in advance.
Stage 1 involved creating the basic shape of the pig:
Once the basic shape was created the willow was woven around the body and legs inserted:
By the end of the day it really had changed from Air Balloon to Pig with lovely curly Corn Dolly tail:
Once home it just needed tidying up:
It was an excellent day and I can really recommend having a go at Willow Weaving!
So I made it to Elland Road for my 4pm Role Specific Training session yesterday. As a Rugby League fan I will never get used to going to a Football ground!
First of all I registered and picked up my Supervisor folder with my route maps. The training manual and workbook where on the seats for everyone to pick up.
The Introductory session consisted of videos with thanks for volunteering and an outline of our role. This lasted about 40 minutes. The group of about 800 of us was then separated into two different rooms depending whether we had an on route or off route role on the day.
The real training started!
The on route training included how to wave a flag correctly for obstacles and how to man a barrier road crossing. The role plays proved the gender difference really does exist and men just don’t know how to put on a tabard!?
At the end of this session the Supervisors were asked to stay back for additional training. This consisted of explaining our role and responsibilities on the day and how we fitted into the chain of command. We also had the route maps and deployment of our team along the route explained. The session finished with a test run on the radios before we could get our hands on the prized uniform, individually packed for us:
I have to say the labels made me feel a bit special!
It was all pretty much common sense but was good to meet some of the other volunteers. It also put into perspective just how many volunteers are involved and what a logistical nightmare it must be for the organising team with so many things not determined until the day. So a big thank you to every single one of them for all their effort from this Happy to Help Tour Maker! I am sure it will be a fantastic day even if I do need the brolly – although I would feel a total idiot with a brolly in the middle of Grinton Moor!
Yep I am excited! Very, very excited!
Walked up to see the bike in the grass above Bellerby on Thursday:
This is seriously cool!
Got my confirmation through on Friday.
Tourmaker Supervisor – On Route – Stage 1 Sector 13 Reeth to Leyburn
Check In Location Tennants Auction House, Leyburn.
Still on a total high!
At Elland Road, Leeds tomorrow evening for my training and pick up my uniform.
Am I excited? Oh yes! Just a little bit!!!