One of our homes is using Action for Happiness to focus each month on a different topic. This month they are working on self-compassion - coming up with ideas on how to be kinder not only to others, but also to themselves. The idea is that if we want to help others and create a happier world, it is important to remember to be kind to ourselves too. Self-care isn't selfish - it's essential! We look forward to hearing about examples of self-compassion.
Congratulations to Bella on receiving a dance award after weeks of practice in the home. One of the ways she learned was by encouraging staff in the home to go through the latest dance moves with her. It all paid off when, to her surprise, she was recently presented with a dance award. Well done, Bella!
Weeks of organisation and practice culminated in an inter-home football knockout on Thursday, with staff and young people giving it their all to win the Oracle "World Cup". Amidst fierce competition and rivalry, Robin House finally came out the winners.
Well done Team Robin and a big thank you to Emma for organising and special thanks to all young people and staff for joining in the fun!
Well done to our Oracle boys for donating their old bikes to the Bedfordshire YOS bike workshop and thank you to Bedfordshire YOS for sharing information about this great project. What a great opportunity for these young people to practise their skills whilst at the same time offering a repair service. Great work all round!
As the summer progresses, our young people have been busy getting out and about including visits to National Trust parks, shopping in Manchester and Liverpool (with a visit to the Albert Dock thrown in), trips to enjoy the rides at Alton Towers, and other activities including swimming, gym training, trampolining and cinema days. Others are getting away from it all for a few days with seaside holidays planned in the UK. I think it's fair to say that everyone is making the most of the summer holidays!