Almost Weekly News No. 38 – 13/05/2021
Youth Club returns to Rockspring – post lockdown 3.0
Youth club members and staff return to Rockspring and enjoy sharing a space together again!!
Youth Club members are back at Rockspring in groups of 6, alternating each week so each member can come along once a fortnight. We have been ‘Crafting with Di’, making some animal gift bags and also went on a hunt to find some treats to fill them with.
It’s been a challenging year for some of us so members will be giving out the gifts they have made to people to say thank you. This might be to family members, a neighbour or someone at school or college. They also get to keep a favourite one for themselves too!
As part of the government’s roadmap out of the current lockdown they are making Covid testing more widely available, including for all members attending WT.
There’s no requirement for members to test to be able to come to WT, but those who are able to are being encouraged to test regularly.
To help with this, we are going to be receiving free testing kits that we can give to members to use at home.
For those attending face to face services, we will be writing to members, families and carers with more details very soon.
Just like having your Covid-19 vaccinations, increased testing doesn’t mean we can relax
our social distancing, wearing masks or hand washing, but it does help to make more
services available for members.
Youth Club in May…
A cooking evening and fish fingers on the menu!
Members carefully considered what they wanted to be cooking to make sure it had the right balance of vegetables, protein and carbs.
We have some very able chefs amongst the groups. Everyone independently prepped the vegetables and offered different ways of making the best mash potato!
We like to add a bit of a twist to our cooking sessions, so members were tasked with making their own fish finger from scratch and then took part in a taste test.
The majority voted homemade was the best (phew!), then Birds Eye followed by the cheapest supermarket range.
Vinney shared that the first one was bland and not very flavoursome, the middle one was tastier and moist and the third was a stronger fish taste. He preferred number 2 but enjoyed learning how to make his own too.
New SEND Strategy
We have been asked to share with you the launch of the Shropshire SEND strategy.
“The refreshed 5-year strategy for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disability (SEND) aims to eradicate inequality and realise the collective aspiration of the Shropshire SEND community to live a life that others have come expect.”
Copies, including an easy read version, are on the Council’s website: SEND Strategy
Designing our own ‘Perfect Pizzas’…
Members who have been working on their pizza designs last week had the chance to bring them to life this week! WOW, they are defiantly full loaded with goodies and look delicious…
WTs 20th Anniversary
2022 is Working Together’s 20th anniversary year and we’re planning lots of events and activities to celebrate.
To help with planning some of these events we’re looking to set up a working group.
If you’d like to be involved on the group please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In next week’s issue…
Steph’s trip to Dollywood…