Shine: A week in the life…


As we come to the end of the first half term, (flown by hasn't it?!) we've been reflecting back on what September and October has looked like for Shine. We thought the rest of you might enjoy finding out too so here's a little run down of what a typical week in the life of Shine looks like at the mo...... Read More

Zambia Reflections – Kaytlin


My favourite thing about Zambia was getting to meet so many happy, loving and caring people. Everywhere we went people were all so welcoming to us even though we were different and no one ever made us feel outcast. Even just walking down the street or at the market random people welcomed us to their county and wished us a... Read More

Zambia Reflections – Summer


During my time in Zambia I learnt a lot about myself and others too. I learnt that friends really are everything and the internet really isn't important to us! I met a lot of selfless, caring people that have so much love and appreciate everything and it made me realise material things mean nothing really. At first I was quite... Read More

Zambia Reflections – Ellie


Zambia was the best experience I've ever had! My favourite thing about Zambia were the people in Zambia, they were all so grateful and know how to treat each other well. They all made us feel welcome not just staying with the families but also in the school, they laughed with us, danced with us and told us all about... Read More

Zambia Reflections – Casie


My favourite thing about Zambia, was working in the primary school, although I loved everything and it's hard to pick one thing, this memory stands out the most, helping the grade 2's and 3's with their reading assessments, teaching them crafts, playing with them at lunch. Another favourite would be being around the families, and their kids helping out with... Read More

Zambia Reflections – Chloe


My favourite thing about Zambia was the atmosphere and being able to see life differently and to be able to help, everyone is so happy and even though they don't have all the nice things they are all so happy and kind and encouraging towards each other and that's what I liked the most, also facing different challenges like teaching... Read More

Guest Blog: Work Experience – Summer


  Before the summer I did my work experience at Shine and I have really enjoyed it! Not have I only done things in the office but I also got to see different parts of St Luke’s CARES such as the charity shop and the different groups. I think the charity shop was a good experience and was quite enjoyable... Read More

Guest Blog – Zambia Girls!


In just a few days, we’re going to Zambia after months of preparation. As a team of 5 young people, Casie Mawson,15, Chloe Dennison,15, Ellie Gawthorpe ,15, and Summer McCormack ,15 and Kaytlin Thompson, 19 we have been getting ready for a trip to Zambia with The Shine Project. “We’ve had lots of things to do to make us ready... Read More

Guest Blog: Angel on Work Experience


I have just finished my two week work experience at The Shine Nail Bar and honestly, I have loved every minute of it. During my work experience I was based at the nail bar but I got to look at other aspects of the St. Luke's CARES charity and The Shine Project. With the charity, we went to the charity... Read More

Happy Christmas from Shine!


We’re all just about to sign off for Christmas and until 2017 so reflecting on the fact that although 2016 has been a totally weird, worrying and pretty sad year on the whole, here at The Shine Project it has been a pretty good one and we are grateful for that. - We’ve done all sorts. Beach trips, lots of... Read More