Deaf Project

I think my most rewarding experience in the Boiler House would be working with a group of teens involved in the Deaf Project. All of them had problems with their speaking and hearing. Some of them could barely speak, so I had to use the very little knowledge of sign language I have and a lot of hand gestures just so I could coach them properly.

The only experience I’d had with deaf previous to that was the sign language experts on TV, so it’s safe to say that I was beginner at best. Although the session was roughly only around an hour long, I developed as a person and a coach really quickly. I gained an incredible amount of knowledge about their disability and how to work ……

Elaine’s Team Building Day

Earlier in the year, before I worked here, I was fortunate enough to be asked to go on a team building day at the Boiler House, I say fortunate because it has to be one of the most exciting experiences I have had. I came down with the rest of my team not really knowing what to expect, I had recently lost a fair amount of weight so this would be the first time I had ever been able to join in anything physical, so when asked what I wanted to try, I just said EVERYTHING, which is exactly what i did, starting with a team building game, then zip wire, high slack line, low slack line, ladder climb, caving, archery, circus skills, climbing wall and low ropes course. At some point we…….