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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!