This Saturday, 21st March, saw a beautifully sunny day in Crediton for the much anticipated inclusive open day at Lords Meadow Leisure Centre. Together with Mid Devon Leisure, Active Devon and Living Options we held an event for everyone to come and sample activities and creative ventures, all the sessions were free of charge and gave us all the opportunity to try something new and meet people in the area with similar interests.
The day, thanks largely to all of the organisers, session leaders, and staff at the leisure centre, was a great success and we were able to offer a range of activities for people to sample including
- Taiko Drumming
- Street Dance
- Orinteering/Treasure Hunt
- Aqua sessions and Swim.
This list goes on but I think you can see it was a very busy day with lots of fun things to try (just check out our photos of the day) our aim was to give something that was enjoyable and accessible for everyone and we were happy with the results... Judging by everyone's faces we weren't the only ones that were happy!
As we had such positive feedback from the day we are hoping to hold more events like this in more areas, and (as you may know) we will be at the Exeter Respect Festival which we are very excited about, so keep up to date with our upcoming events as we confirm new things!
A huge thank you to all involved, our friends at EPIC, the organisers, volunteers and everyone who came down and got involved! We love you all!
Written by Nikki Cuttridge, published by Dom Palfreman
All our (Sideways) Rednose Day faces! We hope you had a great Rednose Day and weekend!
With Respect Festival fast approaching (and workshops going on) we are rushing to create some amazing things and need your help! We are on the scavenge for:
If you have any of these things please help us out! Save them up and bag them up and let us know about it using our BE A PART OF IT PAGE!
The 4th of March was the final day of The Turning Tides Project at Okehampton College. We invited friends, family and favourite teachers to join us for a celebration where we show-cased all the work we’ve created together, over a buffet lunch.
In the five months that we have worked together, we have:
...I could go on but most importantly we’ve had a lot of fun.
Every session is recorded in our scrap book – take a look. In our last session we talked about what we had most enjoyed and what we’d like to do next; our next job is to look at ways to make those things happen.
(Look out for us in the Okehampton Times next Friday too!)
The next step of the journey starts here...
Written by Jane Williams, Published by Dom Palfreman
We're starting the countdown to the Inclusive Open Event at Lords Meadow Leisure Centre. The Turning Tides Project will be facilitating some sessions and will have a stand, EPIC people will be there too - come and say hello and see what's going on.
The Turning Tides Crediton session are designing the evaluation approach for the day... It'll be fast and fun because that's what we do!
Written by Jane Williams, publish by Dom Palfreman