Posted by: Chris Hoskins | August 18, 2009

Blue Horizon Outreach Bus

Today marks me working with Blue Horizon for 2 weeks now. I feel like I’m settling in well, getting on well with the staff and really enjoying the aspects of my job I’ve discovered so far!
But this post isn’t about me and how I’m fitting in, it’s about a bus. One of the many exciting areas of the project that helps make Blue Horizon a unique project in Aberdeen, quite possibly even Scotland! Here’s what our website says about the point of the bus:

* A safe and welcoming place where young people can hang out, meet friends and enjoy evenings in their neighbourhoods.
* A café and meeting area within the bus, fitted out with audio and visual technology, game stations, and a cafe area.
* A team of youth oriented volunteers and workers to facilitate activities and available to discuss issues and problems.
* A hub for a range of street based, park or car park youth activities such as street football, hockey, skateboard.
* A venue for informal learning enabling young people to explore through different media youth relevant issues, beliefs and choices.
* A point of contact with other youth support services.

It is an awesome project to have on the go. I’m looking forward to going out with the bus once it starts up again this week and seeing it in action!

In the meantime, here are some photos I took when visiting the bus for the first time yesterday:

The Bus along with Ali, who takes care of it for Blue Horizon

The Bus along with Ali, who takes care of it for Blue Horizon

Stairs and the kitchen area at the front of the bus

Stairs and the kitchen area at the front of the bus

Games console area at the back of the bottom deck

Games console area at the back of the bottom deck

Video area at the back of the top deck

Video area at the back of the top deck

front of the top deck, comfy seats,  a 1-1 booth and a wee soundproof music room at the front

front of the top deck, comfy seats, a 1-1 booth and a wee soundproof music room at the front

The 1-1 booth, used if a young person wants to speak to a member of the bus staff

The 1-1 booth, used if a young person wants to speak to a member of the bus staff

The soundproof music room at the front of the bus

The soundproof music room at the front of the bus

As my time with Blue Horizon goes on, I’ll be posting more about some of the awesome stuff the staff here do, I’m considering starting a Blue Horizon Blog…?

In the meantime, I encourage you to go to our website, and if you have any question please don’t hesitate to email me, or a relevant member of staff. All our email addresses are available on the website.

Peace out

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Responses

  1. Ohh, that is a COOL bus.

    Southside Christian Fellowship in Ayr have a ‘Big Blue Bus’. It’s the same idea ..except it’s blue, funnily enough.
    Love the concept.

    Hope the job continues to provide challenges and enjoyment xo


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