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Royal Wedding celebrations
Campania join in on the Royal Wedding celebrations, watching the new Duke & Duchess of Sussex. They also enjoy a BBQ and garden party.
It was nice to see all the residents get involved and the weather was just right for it! Later on we watched the FA cup final. Residents said they had a really good day! – Hayley Carr, Activities Assistant
Mental Health Awareness Week
During Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) residents got green fingers.
Research shows that gardening is beneficial to mental health and well being, so as the sun is shining and spring is here; residents took to the outdoors to tend to their garden. They planted plants in hanging baskets, making 9 all together. Then hung them up around the garden and at the front of the home. After all their hard work, an Italian themed lunch was enjoyed, with an assortment of pizzas…
Campania took a trip to Paignton zoo; residents enjoyed seeing the animals, and a picnic outside. Although the seagulls stole a sandwich they had a great day!
Spring Fair & Cheddar visit
Residents visit Victoria Methodist church as they were holding a spring fair. They enjoyed a hot drink and browsing the stalls. Then in the afternoon they went to cheddar, to enjoy a drive round the gorge and a stop off for ice creams.
Campania took advantage of the nice weather; they took a football and badminton set to their local park. They played badminton, football, had fun on the swings, made daisy chains and basked in the sun.
Residents from Campania went on a fantastic day trip to Exmoor zoo (May 2018). It’s a lovely little zoo with show and tell displays, where everyone got to handle the animals.
It was awesome. We also had a picnic and enjoyed the lovely weather. And it was Desmond’s birthday, so after the Zoo we had birthday cake back home.
Happy 54th Birthday Desmond!
Vision 4 Skills
Residents show off their skills at painting pictures and making stuffed animals, during their Vision 4 Skills workshop.
They are constantly moving forward toward more challenging projects. I’m really proud of them – Chunu, Activities Coordinator
Blaise Castle & Bowling
Residents enjoy picnic on the grounds of Blaise castle and explore the museum. Then headed off to Hollywood bowl to have a fun afternoon of bowling. On the way back to Weston, they saw kite surfers in the sea, so stopped on the beach to watch them surf for a while…
Weymouth Day trip
Residents arrive in Weymouth and take straight to the beach; relaxing and paddling in the sea. Then everyone sat round the BBQ on the beach; enjoying burgers, sausages & pork steaks in buns.
After lunch, they went exploring and browsed a local gift shop; buying little souvenirs for themselves. Finally they end their day soaking in the views and history at Sandsfoot castle. The castle was built by order of King Henry VIII in 1539.
We all enjoyed a drink and ice cream while enjoying the view; which by the way was spectacular! It was like we were in a foreign country.
It was a sunny day, so Campania took a trip in the van to Torquay. Enjoying a walk around the harbour, stopping for coffee and ice creams, and an attempt at crabbing!…
Weston Observation Wheel
Campania residents went for a walk on the Weston seafront. And decided to enjoy the views from the observation wheel.
Everyone was in such a happy mood laughing and joking with each other. Afterwards we all went for coffee and drinks at the Victorian cafe.
The Museum of Somerset
Campania visit The Museum of Somerset in Taunton (February 2018). There was so much to see from modern art and military memorabilia to fossils over 300 million years old. Residents dressed up in Soldier uniforms from eras in history.
Then Paul and Hayley had good giggle by dressing up as ancient Romans.
We all had a great day there and ended it with stroll through the town before heading home. – Chunu, Activities Coordinator
Valentines Day (2018) Cupcakes were baked and decorated with heart shaped icing. Residents enjoyed the film ‘Valentines Day’ and the ladies each received a red rose…
Pancake Day (2018)
Residents had a ‘flipping’ good time on Shrove Tuesday; Pancake day. They each had a go at a pancake toss, then chose their own toppings to tuck in and enjoy!…
Campania’s latest trip took them to Swansea Museum. Swansea Museum is the oldest museum in Wales, and an interesting treasure house of Swansea’s past history.
Inside the museum Campania saw a fossilised Plesiosaurs, walked through a simulated trench from world war 1 and explored lots of different artifacts from that era. The most exciting bit was the mummy. It was preserved in a pressurised glass case and over a thousand years old!
It was a WOW moment! [Chunu, Support Worker]
Resident, John Griffith, joked that he may have found a long lost ancestor; a famous doctor from Swansea named Griffith John, who did some pioneering research.
Overall it was a great day enjoyed by everyone. Everyone agreed that, for a small museum, it has some amazing things! [Chunu]
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Campania residents enjoyed a great day out at The Fleet Air Arm Museum represents the Royal Navy In the Air. The museum consists of four exhibition halls, more than 90 aircraft, over 2 million records and 30 thousand artifacts, therefore making it Europe’s largest naval aviation Museum.
They saw airplanes and helicopters from various different times in history. Residents entered a simulated aircraft carrier walk through, where they learnt about how an aircraft carrier runs and functions.
Most of all their highlight was the Concorde,
What an amazing piece of engineering in history.
The Concorde suprised everyone with how small and narrow it was. While the cockpit was even smaller, which provoked laughter and joking about how small the pilots must’ve been.
The Historic day was ended with a visit to the gift shop and a lovely hot drink before heading back.
Campania enjoy their weekly Bingo game with afternoon tea and biscuits…
Campania have at least five games every Monday. This week Desmond, resident, won two games and picked some men’s toiletries for his prize. Residents Carol and Lynn also won a game each so they also picked shower gels and deodorant for their prizes…