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DI, THURSDAY 15TH JULY, ICKWORTH HOUSE

The DI group visited Ickworth House today where we experienced what life must have been like for the army of servants ‘downstairs.’ We also played games like ludo, chess and shove ‘apenny that were popular in the olden days, before mobile phones and the internet changed the way we play
EMP, WEDNESDAY 15/5/19, INTERVIEW PRESENTATION

EMP, WEDNESDAY 15/5/19, INTERVIEW PRESENTATION

Employability group were given the task of comparing made to measure suits and off the peg suits. The men visited Moss Brothers for a fitting service suit and the ladies went to Principals in Debenhams. They looked at quality suits and then visited Primark for the equivalent clothing and the
DI, WEDNESDAY 15/5/19 KERSEY MILL

DI, WEDNESDAY 15/5/19 KERSEY MILL

DI group relaxing in the grounds of Kersey Mill after some fun crafting in the house. Such a glorious day in suffolk.

CIV, Tuesday 14/5/19, BBQ @ Thetford

The Community Inclusion & volunteering group went to Thetford today enjoying the glorious weather, park games and BBQ.

CCE, Tuesday 14/5/19 piñatas

CCE had a lovely day today creating their own piñatas. Due to the great weather, we enjoyed lunch in the studio garden. Some of us even turned it into an athletic competition!

SA2, Tuesday 14/5/19

Sports Adventure went downhill quickly this week! We had a whale of a time hurtling down a slope on toboggans at the Suffolk Ski Centre, as well as a visit to Alton Water to enjoy some fresh air and to enjoy the outdoor equipment.

SA, Monday 13/5/19, walk at Wicken Fen

Sports Adventure had a wonderful walk today at Wicken Fen. We walked about 4 miles in the glorious sunshine. And finished the day with ice creams in deck chairs! Oscar the dog really enjoyed the walk and all the attention too!

CCC, MONDAY 13/5/19, Headspace 1

    CoCoCreatives created our own Headspaces today, using paper mache and balloons to create our very own heads! We then made a list of things that are in our headspace- our interests and our feelings. In the afternoon, we went shopping to find our items to put inside our ‘brain’! Ranging
SA2, Monday 13/5/19, den building

SA2, Monday 13/5/19, den building

SA2 enjoyed exploring highwoods country park today, we climbed on some of the climbing structures and did some den building. This afternoon we went for a drink at the pub and enjoyed soaking up the sun in the pub garden.

Developing Independence 1. Thursday 9/5/19

DI enjoying the lunch they have prepared. Jacket potatoes with beans, cheese and salad. Yum! They followed this by fun relaxing games!

Personal progress 3. Thursday 9/5/19

PP3 have enjoyed a day riding the rails (and wheels) at the East Anglian Transport museum. Stepping back in time was good fun for all of us – we particularly enjoyed getting our tickets clipped by conductors and chatting with the railway staff, and the diesel locomotive driving past us

Performing Arts. Friday 3/5/19

PA participating in the light performance they saw on 3rd May. All enjoyed being involved in the use of the props and dressing up afterwards especially L! A and J especially enjoyed the dancing at the end as well as having a slice of cake and cup of tea!
Personal progress 1&2. Thursday 2/5/19

Personal progress 1&2. Thursday 2/5/19

Personal Progress groups meeting one of the camels at Oasis Camel park. The camel was certainly friendly and was waiting to take our customers on a ride around the farm. This was also a farewell to T who chose the activity for the day.
Theatre skills. Wednesday 8/5/19

Theatre skills. Wednesday 8/5/19

Today the Theatre Skills group went to town to choose some self care products to use back at CoCo. They looked at different face masks, each choosing one as well as hair products and teeth care. Back at CoCo, the group all brushed their teeth and then applied our face
Employability. Wednesday 8/5/19

Employability. Wednesday 8/5/19

The employability group are out choosing clothing that they would wear to go to an interview. Skills learnt are about co-ordination, sizing, consideration of pricing. E asked for assistance to match shoes to her outfit. The key is to select clothes that are suitable for an interview and work experience.
Developing Independence 2. Wednesday 8/5/19

Developing Independence 2. Wednesday 8/5/19

Developing Independence group discussing differences between relationships, known and unknown relationships that lead to safe and unsafe relationships. Working towards their posters and Gateway qualification. Also J has been working on his art work for a number of weeks now. This is his interpretation of ‘space’ street art filling space
Sports Adventure 3. Tuesday 7/5/19

Sports Adventure 3. Tuesday 7/5/19

Sports Adventure 3 went out and about in Walton today experiencing life from a different perspective. We all rented wheelchairs and had a day propelling ourselves around Walton on the Naze, which was a new experience for us all! We found out how difficult it was to find places to
CoCoCreatives Enterprise. Tuesday 7/5/19

CoCoCreatives Enterprise. Tuesday 7/5/19

The group were in the art studio today making 3D rainbow flowers. Beautiful.
Community integration and volunteering. Tuesday 7/5/19

Community integration and volunteering. Tuesday 7/5/19

Our community integration and volunteering group started their herb garden today, the latest addition to Milestone. They went to Poplar Nurseries to select the plants and even had a cheeky go on the miniature railway.

Our blog returns!

Apologies for our non-existent blog over the last few months, we have had technical problems with the site and also issues caused by GDPR. We are hoping to resurrect the blog with new enthusiasm. Hopefully there will be a daily post from each group, aswell as some older missed adventures
Thursday 8th February 2018

Thursday 8th February 2018

A trip out for brunch then an exploration of cave art using natural ingredients for paint- tea leaves, chalk and spices make good, vivid colours!
Friday 1st February 2018

Friday 1st February 2018

We’ve had a breezy day out on Southwold Pier playing on the eccentric arcade machines! We’ve had a brain wash, practised walking across roads using a zimmer frame, and played ‘whack a banker’!
Tuesday 6th February 2018

Tuesday 6th February 2018

CCE made floral arrangements today for someone special and for most of the group the first time. They look lovely.
Tuesday 6th February 2018

Tuesday 6th February 2018

We all pitched in, helping clear an area from stinging nettle, so we can plant some trees in the next few weeks. After lunch we had a walk on the farm where we fed sheep.
Wednesday 7th February 2018

Wednesday 7th February 2018

This afternoon the theatre skills group chose to go bowling. A great team-building activity for us all 😀
Wednesday 7th February 2018

Wednesday 7th February 2018

After a hard morning’s employability and CV workshop, what better than a flutter on the 2p machines and a hot chocolate?
Wednesday 7th February 2018

Wednesday 7th February 2018

This afternoon we started labelling our time line which is on the hall floor in our main building, Milestone. As the year goes on and we look at more topics, we will add them to the time line.
Tuesday 19th December

Tuesday 19th December

We’ve had a lovely day enjoying the Magic of Christmas at the zoo. Some of us watched the pantomime, we’ve seen reindeer and had a lovely Christmas lunch. Best of all though was feeding the lorikeets and watching the bird display!
Tuesday 19th December Sports Adventure

Tuesday 19th December Sports Adventure

Tuesday Sports Adventure group was trying out the ice slide, we thought it was awesome! Well done Laura for being the first person to do a twirl on the ice slide 😁 Some pictures of Dan enjoying some intensive interaction at the end of the day too.
Tuesday 19th December CoCoCreatives

Tuesday 19th December CoCoCreatives

Today the CoCoCreatives group went to Winter Wonderland at St Johns, Clacton. Then we had a lovely meal at the Moon and Starfish Pub and followed it up with a game of bowling.
Friday 13th December, Personal Progress

Friday 13th December, Personal Progress

This group spent the day in Norwich. We visited comic book shops, TV and Movie shops, toy shops and charity shops. We also went through the tunnel of lights, but felt it would be more spectacular when it was dark.
Friday 13th December Performing Arts

Friday 13th December Performing Arts

Today the PA group were inspired by last week’s visit to kentwell hall and their production of A Christmas Carol. We had a go following a script, everyone did so well. Joe played a mean Scrooge, humbug indeed. Afterwards we had a Christmas beverage and pigs in blankets.
Thursday 14th December

Thursday 14th December

A very short morning today before going to see Little Red Riding Hood panto at the New Wolsey Theatre. So games, jigsaws and socialising! Guess the festive jigsaw!
Wednesday 13th December, Christmas on the farm

Wednesday 13th December, Christmas on the farm

This morning at Lauriston Farm we made some lovely Christmas wreaths and some lanterns and in the afternoon we sang carols with the cows!
Tuesday 12th December

Tuesday 12th December

We decided it was too icy to keep to our plans today. All groups joined together, we had a lovely day joining in various games and sensory activities and had takeaway pizza for lunch. Sadly no pictures of that 😀. Our favourite games was recreating Gladiators ” gladiators are you
Monday 11th December

Monday 11th December

What a cold snowy day! The weather did change our plans a little today. We were supposed to be walking the Wivenhoe trail today to finish off at the Rose and Crown for a buffet Christmas lunch. Instead we played some multi sports at Milestone and then drove to the
Saturday 9th December

Saturday 9th December

On Saturday, George, Hannah, Will and Jack supported Lexden Springs Winter Fair and then went to Kaspa’s. Will and George decided to get into the Christmas spirit!
Christmas dinner cooking skills!

Christmas dinner cooking skills!

On Friday, Josh, Charlie, Jack and Dan prepared, cooked and ate a traditional Christmas dinner. Everyone worked well together and really enjoyed the fruits of their labours!
Kentwell Hall’s Victorian Christmas

Kentwell Hall’s Victorian Christmas

The performing Arts group had their Christmas treat on Friday and spent the day at Kentwell Hall’s Victorian Christmas. Was brilliant! See our photo album on Facebook for all the pictures.
PSD Christmas elves!

PSD Christmas elves!

After a very serious morning in PSD, thinking about how what we do affects other people, we decided to have a more light hearted afternoon! Here’s us at Perrywood garden centre getting into the Christmas spirit!
Little Red Riding Hood panto at Wolsey theatre

Little Red Riding Hood panto at Wolsey theatre

We had a lovely time at Red Riding Hood at the Wolsey Theatre this afternoon. “It’s behind you!” High praise from hazel and all the guys. All want to go see it again!
Theatre skills – puppets

Theatre skills – puppets

This morning the Theatre Skills group played some themed games. The puppet was popular.
Tuesday sports adventure

Tuesday sports adventure

A nice canal walk in Chelmsford with Sports Adventure group followed by team challenges and games at base.
CoCoCreatives enterprise

CoCoCreatives enterprise

Glass painting Christmas baubles.
Natural wreaths at Lauriston Farm

Natural wreaths at Lauriston Farm

We spent a lovely day today at Lauriston Farm. First we went and cut the willow and collected holly, ivy, rosehips and more. We then spent the afternoon learning how to weave the willow into a wreath shape and then decorated them. The result is lots of natural, unique and
Ice slide

Ice slide

Everyone had a great time on the ice slide at Castle Park. Thank you demon extreme for putting in the relaxed session for us!
CoCoCreatives

CoCoCreatives

After choosing Christmas fabrics at Franklins, our fabulous CoCoCreatives created these rice and lavender heat bags today. Pop in the microwave for a couple of minutes then apply to aching joints to soothe and comfort. The lavender will aid sleep too!
Filming in performing arts

Filming in performing arts

Today in performing arts we practiced film making skills, filmed our ‘Plastic Seas’ trailer and took photos for ‘Plastic Sea’s’ story book.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Today some of us made some Christmas decorations, then we decorated our Christmas tree. It is pretty!
Shepherding day at Lauriston Farm, 21st November ’17

Shepherding day at Lauriston Farm, 21st November ’17

Andrew, Joe, Mark, Reece and Chris spent the day working at Lauriston Farm. They even gave the sheep pedicures!
CoCo Christmas Tree

CoCo Christmas Tree

Christmas is coming! We went to Bullbanks Farm today to choose our lovely 11 foot Christmas tree, which we will be decorating tomorrow. Decorated pictures will follow tomorrow!
Springblast Dance Showcase 2017 – ‘Plastic Seas’

Springblast Dance Showcase 2017 – ‘Plastic Seas’

Pictures from our environmental dance piece called Plastic Seas at the Springblast Showcase, part of Dance Network Association. It was such an amazing event, performing alongside various dance groups of all ages, from school groups to professional artists and with such a range of dance styles on display. Well done
Rifle shooting and Bush craft

Rifle shooting and Bush craft

Beautiful day at Skreens Park today. Bush craft, including fire lighting and shelter building and rifle shooting. Perfect weather and we even got a chance for a game of cricket at lunch time!