Can Can’s Residential at Corrymeela

Staff and trainees at Can Can Recycling took part in a variety of fun games and activities as part of a team building residential at Corrymeela, Ballycastle.

The purpose of the residential was to demonstrate the importance of teamwork so that the group could develop their skills and be able to use these in future employment and volunteering opportunities.

Can Can Recycling is a recycling project that collects and recycles waste materials whilst providing training opportunities and work experience for adults with learning disabilities. The project is used as a stepping stone between leaving school and moving on to supported employment. The team building residential was an opportunity for the trainees to build on their interpersonal skills which will help them in their roles.

Clare Cushnahan from Can Can said “The staff at Corrymeela were excellent at organising games and activities that clearly showed how important it is to work as part of a team and to communicate with each other.”

The group also met with staff from Ardclinis Adventure Centre, who again had organised different outdoor games which focused on the need for team work. The trainees were delighted to take part in activities such as archery and lazer tag that many had never tried before.

Clare continued “The residential at Corrymmeela was a real success. I feel that all the trainees learned a lot about working with each other and we are looking forward to getting back to work and putting these new skills to use.”

If you would like more information on the Can Can Recycling project, please contact Clare Cushnahan on (028) 2766 7775.