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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

Campania's Royal wedding BBQ garden party Campania's Royal wedding BBQ garden party Campania's Royal wedding BBQ garden party


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…

Residents planting hanging baskets Resident planting hanging baskets Residents planting hanging baskets finished hanging basket ready to hang up Residents planting hanging baskets residents hanging up the finished hanging planter Residents tending to the garden Assortment of pizzas for lunch at Campania


Paignton Zoo

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!

Residents at the entrance of Paignton Zoo residents exploring Paignton Zoo Giraffe in Paignton Zoo residents exploring Paignton Zoo residents exploring Paignton Zoo Rhino in Paignton Zoo residents exploring Paignton Zoo Gorilla in Paignton Zoo Lion in Paignton Zoo Monkey in Paignton Zoo


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.

Residents enjoying a hot drink at the Spring Fair Resident browsing the stalls at the Spring Fair Residents enjoying ice creams at Cheddar Residents enjoying ice creams at Cheddar


The Park

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.

Staff and resident playing badminton in the park Staff and resident playing on the swings Staff and resident playing badminton in the park Staff and resident playing on the swings

 


Exmoor Zoo

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!

Campania residents looking in at the different animal enclosures Desmond in front of the ring tailed lemur Campania support worker holding a tarantula Resident holding a tarantula Desmond in front of the Jaguar enclosure Staff and resident stroking a hedgehog Desmond sat with zoo keeper holding an owl Staff and residents sat with zoo keeper holding an owl Staff and residents in front of Exmoor zoo's entrance Resident Desmond blowing out his Birthday cake candles Resident handling a snake Resident handling a snake Resident handling a snake Campania residents looking in at the different animal enclosures


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

Campania support worker and resident painting pictures at Vision 4 Skills Campania resident drawing an art picture Campania resident drawing an art picture Residents showing off their finished stuffed animals Resident showing off his drawing Residents' finished paintings Residents' finished paintings Residents' finished paintings

 


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…

Residents and staff in the minibus on the way to Blaise Castle Chunu, Activities coordinator with resident in the mini bus making faces at the camera Residents sat in the old school desks in Blaise Castle museum Resident exploring the Blaise Castle museum Resident exploring the Blaise Castle museum Residents bowling Residents bowling Residents bowling Residents bowling Residents bowling Residents outside Hollywood Bowl Kite surfers on Weston Beach


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.

Residents and staff paddling in the sea at Weymouth beach The boats docked in Weymouth Residents and staff paddling in the sea at Weymouth beach Resident paddling in the sea at Weymouth beach 'Campania' written in the sand at Weymouth beach Residents and staff pictured at Sandsfoot Castle gardens Sandsfoot Castle Residents enjoying ice cream at Sandsfoot Castle Gardens Residents and staff pictured in front of Sandsfoot Castle Residents sat on the beach wall in Weymouth Campania support worker cooking the BBQ on the beach Residents sat on the beach wall in Weymouth Residents and staff paddling in the sea at Weymouth beach


Torquay

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!…

A crab at Torquay beach The Big wheel at Torquay Vane Hill residents walking round Torquay harbour Vane Hill residents walking round Torquay harbour Vane Hill residents walking round Torquay harbour Vane Hill residents walking round Torquay harbour Vane Hill residents walking round Torquay harbour Torquay Harbour

 


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.

Campania residents outside the Weston big Wheel Campania residents on the Weston Big Wheel Campania residents and Chunu, Activities coordinator on the Weston Big Wheel Campania residents on the Weston Big Wheel

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Residents stood in front of 'The tree of Somerset' Resident, Paul and Support Worker Hayley dressed as Romans Mosaic Resident looking at human skeleton remains Residents and support worker, Hayley in the 'Making Somerset' room Stuffed animals in the Somerset Museum Residents walking around the Somerset Museum Ichthyosaur fossils at The Museum of Somerset

Residents and Staff dressed as Soldiers saluting to the camera Resident dressed as a Soldier Resident dressed as a Soldier saluting to the camera


Valentines Day

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…

Valentines table set up in Campania, with love hearts, red roses and homemade heart cupcakes Resident cutting out hearts from Icing Finished loved heart cupcakes resident enjoying a cupcake Resident with her red rose Resident with her red rose Resident with her 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!…

resident putting toppings on his pancake resident flipping his pancake Resident ready to tuck into his pancake Resident showing her pancake topped with cream and bananas resident flipping his pancake resident flipping his pancake resident flipping his pancake resident flipping his pancake resident flipping his pancake resident flipping his pancake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Swansea Museum

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]

Residents and staff stood inside a simulated trench from world war 1 The fossilised plesiosaurs Resident in front of the X ray image of the mummy A preserved Mummy at the Swansea Museum A preserved Mummy Residents talking about the old artifacts in the cabinet Residents stood outside Swansea Museum Resident John Griffith pointing at poster of famous doctor, named Griffith John

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 residents and staff exploring the museum Resident saluting at the camera Residents in front of a war aircraft Resident next to mannequin dressed in fighter pilot uniform Residents inside the Concorde Residents outside the Concorde Inside the Fleet Air Arm Museum The Concorde inside the Fleet Air Arm Museum Campania Residents stood outside the Fleet Air Arm Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bingo

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…

resident during bingo game Residents and staff during their bingo game Residents and staff during their weekly bingo game

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