Important to see diversity on television channels which are aimed at the next generation.

We have to believe that one day all men and women will have equal opportunities.

Fans of a BBC children’s channel have taken to social media to praise the appointment of a new guest presenter.

CBeebies confirmed George Webster would be joining as a presenter on its CBeebies House.

The 20-year-old, from Leeds, who has Down’s syndrome, is an actor, dancer and ambassador for the charity Mencap.

Twitter users expressed how important it was to see diversity on television channels which are aimed at the next generation.

George has previously appeared in a BBC Bitesize video aimed at dispelling the myths of Down’s syndrome.

He said the video prompted the approach from CBeebies who offered him the job.

“Today’s reaction has been amazing and I am so happy to have so much support. I am over the moon and overjoyed. It’s brilliant.

“All the positive feedback has been overwhelming.”

Among the people who responded to the announcement was Danni who tweeted: “As an autistic parent, I can’t praise CBeebies enough for your work for diversity and representation.”

Susan Corcoran tweeted: “My friend’s three-year-old granddaughter was born with Downs. They worry about her future, how others will treat her outside of their family and friendship group. This gives me faith that her life won’t be as hard as that of previous generations.”

Amanda summed up how people felt about the news when she tweeted: “That is wonderful. What a presenter, full of energy! My sister – currently aged 40 and with Downs – would have loved this as a child. My boys – in their teens – would have loved this. The entire CBeebies audience will be happier because of George.”

Mencap, the charity for people with a learning disability, said it was excited to see its “fantastic ambassador” become a presenter.

“You are a brilliant role model so it is great you will have the chance to introduce yourself to so many people,” the organisation tweeted.

CBeebies said George would be starting his new job “very soon”.

A quick catch up today

The photos are flooding in from the new resumed activities available this week again after Covid public buildings restrictions were lifted.

First up are the day trippers, out for a jaunt in the autumn sunshine.

Next are the café crew who are busy up at the Wickersley cricket Club preparing to open our café there on Tuesday’s later this month.

The drama group with lots of happy faces and finally back up at the Harding Avenue hub the Drop in Centre hosted the first of their weekly Wednesday morning coffee mornings. It was well attended but plenty of room for more. There were guided tours around the building sharing it’s chequered history.

See you all in a couple of days for another catch up.

Our out-reach centres are back online

Good morning, everyone we are back to full service at Social eyes Rotherham.

This is a huge celebratory week for Social eyes users, as we officially return to our timetable as we were before the Covid hit us.

This is a week we didn’t know if we could ever get back to but our prayers and hopes have been answered and we are back; bigger and better with more activities planned.

We are so excited about re-opening these amazing activities & integrating back into local communities within the Rotherham area.

I fully understand there may be teething problems, however, please be assured the Green Team are working, and will continue to work hard, to hopefully facilitate the smooth transition this week.

Today, Monday and tomorrow we reopen our café vision at Wickersley Cricket Club.

Wednesday our performance group return to Swinton Civic Centre.

Thursday our out-reach returns to the Bill Chafer Centre at Bramley.

Add all this to our Harding Avenue hub and our Parkgate hub activities that are already up & running, not forgetting our rock group.

Our day trips group who visit and report back on local, and not so local, places that cater for the disabled.

Can we just thank you all for your ongoing support, the journey we have all been on has been incredible but we all pulled together and now we are back.

If you don’t know us, we are a local group aimed at helping adults with mild/moderate learning disabilities and Autism to grow, achieve and succeed with friends.

We offer numerous activities at a number of sites within the local community.

Flexible in our approach, all our activities are tailored to meet any individual interest and need.

We have all age groups and I’m sure you will make new friends for life if you join us.

Come and join The Green Team, you will be most welcome.

Back after annual leave

Hello all, we are back in business after the annual leave.

Busy beginning to the week up at Harding Ave and down at the Parkgate Hub and also across at the Thorpe Hesley rehearsal of the Banned.

First up is Harding Ave where it was singing and dancing, with a few crafts and a bit of gardening all thrown in for good measure.

Then down to the Parkgate Hub where production of the wax melts was in full swing after last weeks sell-out event.

Out and about this week with visits to a wet Cusworth Hall and a sunny Wentworth.

Meanwhile the band played on at Thorpe Hesley.