Time for a cup of tea at Gorey Library
STUDENTS from the Saorise Training Centre created imaginative pieces of art from recycled tea cups and saucers, which was launched last week in Gorey Library.
The training centre, which is part of St Aidan’s Services, Gorey, created an art project that is based on talking to each other.
Care Assistant Helen Tobin said: ‘When we discussed the art project it became apparent that most of the trainees associated a cup of tea with a chat, so we called it Fits 2 A T (cup).
They mostly used recycled cups and saucers and the trainees used their own imagination to decorate them in a style that reflected something personal to themselves.
Helen said: ‘Some of the cups and saucers belong to or are dedicated to loved ones who have passed away, while others reflect how the individual feels on the inside or shows their interests.’
The project has taking months to complete and all participants are very proud of their hard work. The exhibition will run until September 15, in Gorey Library,
The Saoirse Training Centre endeavour to provide and develop a high quality, dynamic and individualised programme of training, leading to greater independence, occupational and social interaction and inclusion for people with special needs.
Librarian Nicola McGrath and care assistant Helen Tobin with members of the Saoirse Training Centre and their recycled tea cups at Gorey Library.
Sean Kinsella’s cup and saucer.
Katie McEvoy with Joe Brennan.
Teresa Barden with librarian Nicola McGrath.
Sue Fortune and Emma Forde.
Mary O’Reilly and Emily Bellotti.
Lucy Cunningham and Helen Tobin.
Bernie Kennedy and Lauren Flynn.