One of our young people has been busy with his art work. Check out his latest work below:
The weather did not dampen the spirits of one of our Bedford homes where Independence day on Saturday was celebrated with a fantastic spread of food for all to enjoy. There was a great atmosphere and everyone enjoyed the food, the activities and the company.
This week's challenge, which has not yet been decided, is to build a bird feeder. Here's a sneak peek at a couple of the entries so far:
To help the young people develop their cooking and baking skills and to build on the food technology lessons from school, one of the homes has been encouraging the young people to prepare the evening meals for the whole "family". Taking on the challenge of being responsible for this important activity and coming up with something deliciious, the young people have been proud to serve up a range of tasty recipes from lasagne, to sausage casserole and jambalaya. Everyone was impressed with the results, not least the young people themselves who showed real talent and pride, albeit tinged with the slight worry that they might get asked to do this every evening!
Encouraged by those “twitchers” amongst our care staff, some of our young people have been doing their bit for nature. Additional bird feeders have been hung up, a bird bath has been re-located to provide the water which is so important for birds and wildlife generally, and a bird table donated by one of our staff members has been put up in the long grass in the garden. Well done everyone.
Alongside the regular garden birds, there was another exciting visitor. Check out this majestic kestrel who arrived to hunt in the long grass of the meadow.