Events at Day Services Provision
Tue, 1st October 2019 - Day Services Update - October 2019
The Animal Care Group at the Quantock Centre have been taking the little Shetland pony “Thumper” for a walk. He has helped to keep the grass short:
Here are some of the Ponies:
Here are two of our goats:
A Service User from the “Arts & Crafts” Group has been designing a really great hat.:
The “Craftshed” Group have been making dream-catchers from willow they have cut on the Farm. They have also been up to our vegetable plot to cut mint leaves for tea bags. Here is our Stall and our top sales person set up at West Hay market:
A “Farm Rovers” group member has been busy roving about all over the Farm, enjoying various activities including transporting soil in our special cart, picking peppers in the vegetable plot, nail painting and creating wonderful artworks.
Our Service Users from the “From Scratch” cooking group have been busy collecting blackberries for a recipe and concocting delicious meals. The vegetable peelings go to the pigs and chickens.
The Kindling group have been busy producing copious amounts of kindling from the wooded pallets kindly donated to us from local businesses.
Some of our Service Users had a lovely trip to the beach. The weather was fine and warm, and they all enjoyed swimming in the warm sea and making sandcastles.
Our Vegetable Plot is still producing lots of veg which we use in our Cooking Groups. Here one of our Group Leaders is modelling the latest trend in sun protection. Rhubarb!
The Walking Group have enjoyed a trip up to Glastonbury Tor. Wow! What a great view!
Sun, 1st September 2019 - Day Services Update - September 2019
Our Service Users, supported by the Day Service Staff team, enjoyed a trip to the Longwell Green Hollywood Bowl as a reward for all their effort and participation in creating the “Craftshed” produce. The Day Service Staff team supported the Service Users with ten-pin bowling and great fun was had by all.
Our Service Userss enjoyed a trip go-carting at the South West Karting centre. Service Users supported by the Day Service Staff team raced around the track for 30 minutes each. Everyone received a balaclava adorned with the South West carting logo as a prize at the end of the race. Magic!
Some of our Service Users have enjoyed a trip to the Bristol Science Museum, supported by the Day Service Staff team. They explored various interactive scientific exhibits and displays and got thoroughly involved. One Service User even helped to milk a plastic cow!
Thu, 1st August 2019 - Day Services Update - August 2019
The Service Users in the groups at the Blackdown Centre have been busy this month with nail painting, creating patterns on white cups that they dip into buckets of water which contains nail varnish, creating artworks with wool, felt pens and material and celebrating the moon landing anniversary date by exploring balloon powered rockets. They have also created a “moon landing” wall picture.
The Farm Rovers have been experimenting with willow and enjoying “Hula hoops”.
Service Users from the “From Scratch” cooking group decided to eat the meal they had created outside in the sun.
The Service Users chose the meal to cook, bought the ingredients using great budgeting skills, chopped and prepared all of the ingredients, cooked the meal, and then enjoyed the best part….eating it!
The Service Users who attend the “Mendip” group can be seen here placing a trestle fence that they have previously made from willow upon which we plan to grow climbing plants.
They have also been helping to tend the vegetable plot. Look how tall our lovely sunflowers have grown in the flower garden!
Some of our Service Users have been busy trimming branches in the “Woodland Craft” group.
One of our Service Users from the “Quantock” Centre at work cutting back the wild plants in the pony paddock using a petrol strimmer.
The group have made “fat balls” for the birds and mucked out the pony shelters.
Here are some of our chickens and a few of the eggs that they have laid. Happy hens!
The vegetable plot has produced some nice beetroot, courgettes, marrows, red peppers and tomatoes this month.
The Service Users in the “Walking group” at the Blackdown Centre have this month enjoyed some stunning views on Mendip hill walks, trekking in the Chew Stoke jungle and stream and a visit to the top of Cheddar Gorge.
They also discovered some cute ponies in a yard. Can you see the small one?