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Section A: Planning My Contribution: For the following three activities I have taken part in, I have worked with a number of different people. For the wheelchair access I worked with a group of three school-friends: Adewale Akinwale, Victoria Atherton and Harriet Lancelotte. Producing the poster I worked with Victoria and Harriet. For the final part the Christmas shopping for the elderly, I worked within a team helping the community. I decided to work with those people because I know them very well, so we can work quicker and express our views easily so therefore the community work that we completed had a better result. In those three events I partook different roles in each so everyone had a fair part to play. Firstly I gave my view on the access to a variety of shops, I also sat in the wheelchair having to an experience the difficulties faced by many disabled people. Secondly I gave lots of ideas on how we could display the information to advertise the Christmas shopping event on a poster. Lastly I helped out the elderly and the disabled with there Christmas shopping. I found it was a great experience and I learnt lots, and my friends also found it interesting. Contribution by others: In order for all the events to go to plan, lots of different people had to be involved. For the first community work, a survey had to be produced by Wycombe District Council, so we could use it to comment on and then as and end result they could use it to update its wheelchair access guide. ...read more.


At the end of the two days and the completion of the survey we had a de-brief on what we thought and what we have commented on and how much needs to change in order to help disable people. Finally our survey will be processed for an update version of wheelchair access in Wycombe. Jenny Anderson, Victoria Atherton, Adewale Akinwale and Harriet Lancelotte. Heather Smith from W.Y.A. 31st August and 1st Sept 2004 2nd activity-Poster for Christmas Shopping Discussing and collecting information from Heather Smith about what needs to be included in the Poster to advertise the Christmas shopping event for the elderly and disabled. Organising a suitable time when the group can meet and a suitable place to design and produce the poster. Harriet Lancelotte, Victoria Atherton and Jenny Anderson. Heather Smith from W.Y.A. 2nd October 2004 Meeting at Harriet house to produce the poster. Putting all the important information on the poster and then using teamwork and considering what else needs to be included on the poster to make it eye-catching, festive and attractive to the disabled people. We needed to be responsible in what we included. Then saving the poster on a floppy disc and giving it to Wycombe Youth Action sometime before the end of October so it can be published and displayed. Harriet Lancelotte, Victoria Atherton and Jenny Anderson. 15th October 2004 3rd activity-helping the elderly/disabled Shop Volunteering to help aid the elderly and disabled to support Wycombe Youth Action. Filling out parent consent form and sending it to 46 Mary Street, High Wycombe Buck HP112HE on the 15th November. ...read more.


I played a very key part in the team so I think I was a good team member. Hopefully when I was in Wycombe going to all the shops and sometimes discussing what we are doing and explaining how hard disabled people find it to get around I did have an affect to them and made them think that the need to make there door less heavy and wider. Looking back on it I would have done a view things differently I would have spent more time producing the poster and not rushing so much when we had to go round all the shops in Wycombe. I think others though I contributed a lot towards the activities since I did all the organising. Evaluation of the contribution of others to the activity There were many people involved to help co-ordinate and give us lots of advice on the activities we partook in. There were the very important people from Wycombe Youth action who were running our community activity and the head of wheelchair access in Wycombe district council. However the main contributors were the people in my team Victoria Atherton, Harriet Lancelotte and Adewale Akinwale who played a key part in all the rolls. Everyone contributed in many different ways such as collecting information, discussing about disabled access and helping us understand, giving us the wheelchair and the great opportunities for us to do this, giving us the wheelchairs. My team contributed towards teamwork and gave encouragement and used leaderships skills and compromises. All the team members were good teams and no one ever gave up they all found really interesting too. GCSE Citizenship studies (Short Course) Response form 1 Jenny Anderson-Citizenship Coursework ...read more.

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