One year ago and today

A year ago…….
Social Eyes drama group, The Show Off’s presented their ‘On with the Show’ @ Wath Montgomery Hall. A fantastic memory, a fantastic achievement for those who were lucky enough to see The Show Offs in action.

The drama group has continued up on the field amid the other activities during the lockdown, however, no show this year to showcase the wonderful talent among our group but there’s always next year!!! Bigger and better.

Meanwhile there were flowers and smiles all the way, saying a big thank you to members of our community for their ongoing support.

Today we start our last Wednesday in the outdoors up @Stubbin with hopefully lots of fun and enjoyment unless the weather gods are against us. We are keeping a positive mindset that these last three sessions in the great outdoors will be blessed with sunshine.

More memories to be made before we return to buildings next week.

We are going home.

We are about to start the last week that we will be outdoors using the @ KCM Arena @ Stubbin.

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Rawmarsh St Joseph’s football club, to whom we are affiliated, for allowing us the outdoor use of their facilities.

During Covid-19 the rules and regulations we have all had to follow have had implications for everyone’s mental health. Those who have never suffered before are now beginning to realise the effect being restricted to home has on their well being.

While the restrictions have only been in place for everyone since March, for our Centre users the restrictions are just more rules added into their lives. Many are unable to go out alone or have elderly parents who care for them. While they thrive on routine, some have the double problem of parents shielding as well as their many complex conditions meaning they are classed as vulnerable and have to shield.

For Centre users their time @ Social Eyes can be their only interaction with the outside world; their time to meet with their friends with no judgements or restrictions on their conditions. Many found their school years troubling, as many conditions are hidden and bullies love to pick on the weakest; when they come to Social Eyes it is fun and excitement, friendship, outings, sports, crafts, music and acceptance. There are always smiles galore, whenever you visit.

Take a break, have a cuppa and sit down and peruse our site; at the activities before Covid-19 and the activities on the field during Covid-19. Everyone’s life has been transformed; all activities are now inevitably labelled before or during the Covid.

Now as we move into the winter and we need to return indoors to keep warm, we must be extra vigilant with our sanitising and rules. All our rules are carefully thought through to ensure that we keep our users and their parents/guardians, and also our staff as safe as is possible.

Help us keep everyone safe and healthy through these winter months.

The Banned in full rocking mode & photos of another local visitor attraction

The Banned were in full rehearsal mode on Thursday up at KCM Arena @Stubbin. Spirits are high among everyone that the return to our buildings is in sight. After many adaptations it can’t be long….

While the rockers were rocking the Arena another group visited Rosehill Victoria Park @Rawmarsh. The photos they brought back are today’s advert for another local visitor attraction.

Winter coats were needed and a nice travel brochure for Wentworth

After all the sunshine in the past few days, everyone needed their winter coats while they were on the field, however, it was still a busy and productive day.

After naming the places around Wentworth on the sheet in his work pack, David wanted to go to Needle Eye so we’ve been, and to Hoober Stand and Swinton Pottery Kiln. Nice couple of hours of history, right on the doorstep and a nice travel brochure for Wentworth and some of it’s follies.