Mellennium Volunteers Award Of Excellence Ceromony

Tonight, I was at an awards ceromony. It was in Belfast. I got the award through the
Mellennium Volunteer Programme
Which tries to encourage young people to volunteer in their community. It gives you recognition for the volunteering you do.

There are two certificates you recieve. The first is for 100 hours of volunteering. The second is for 200 hours. This is when you go to the awards ceromony.

So let’s get on to the actual event. I was collected at about a quarter past five. We then collected the others from The Cedar foundation, then headed off to Belfast.

When we got there, we found out where we were supposed to sit, then went off to get something from the buffet they had provided. I got a chicken sandwich, cocktail sausages, Natchos, and a tortilla thing. I also had sparkling water. It was gorgious.

Next, we talked for a while, until it started.

The head of the volunteering agency made a speech at the start, then two volunteers told us about their experiences of volunteering. They volunteered at a local hospital.
A DVD was shown. It was a promotional DVD featuring volunteers from all over Northern Ireland. This was also good.

Finally, the certificates were given out by the local education minister. We also got our photo taken.

There were about fifteen groups of people. Altogether, there were over three hundred young people recieving certificates.

It was a great night. I would love to go again. I would strongly recommend volunteering, as it looks great on the CV!!!!!


Just A Reminder To Put Your Clocks Forward Tonight

Just thought i’d remind you to put your clocks forward tonight. In other words, if it is eleven o’clock, when you put your clock forward, it will actually be twelve o’clock.

Unfortunately, we will lose an hour of sleep, though.


French Restaurant

Tonight, I got the pleasure of going to a french restaurant with my school. It was to celebrate how well we did in our mocks for the GCSE’S, which were last week.

Well it was a normal school day until about 3.30 this afternoon. We got changed in to our outfits we were going to wear, and headed off to Forestside Shopping Centre to do a bit of shopping before the meal.

After, we headed off to the restaurant. Our table was booked for 6 o’clock. We thought this wasn’t going to happen, however, as the place was closed. About five minutes later, it had opened though. We were just early I guess.

The restaurant was gorgious!!! For starters, I had Onion soup. This was nicer than I thought, as I was expecting it to be really strong. Next, I had the main course. I had Sur loin steak, with garlic butter, and garlic potatoes. This was gorgious as well. It wasn’t too strong either. Last came the dessert. I had chocolate pancakes with fresh cream. This was also nice, although I was unable to finish it.

It was a fantastic night. I would recommend it!!!!! It was great crack. Especially when one of my friends ordered the frogs’ legs!!!!

I would just like to say a big big thank you to our french teacher. I really enjoyed it tonight. Thank you.


Guide dog

I can’t believe how far i have come since this first step. I was so nervous at the start!!!

I have just been asked if I would like to apply for a guide dog. I think this would be very useful for when I go to collige in September.

I’m very nervous about this. Should I be having so many reservations?

Could anyone reading please tell me if it is worth getting one? Do they make you more independent? I know this is a stupid question, but does it make a dramatic difference? How do you deal with the dog if it gets distracted?

Please help!!!! Tell me i’m just being stupid. I have far more reservations, but could someone just tell me?

Thanks for any help!!!!