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Thursday, 02 January 2014
Six Year 10 boys have recently been using their SPACE programme sessions to lend a hand at Pocket Nook, a residential care home for young adults with autism. Pocket Nook is operated by the Together Trust, a children’s charity operating in the North West.
Three of the boys visited Pocket Nook on two consecutive SPACE sessions, each time accompanied by a member of staff. During their time there, they have assisted with cleaning duties and painting, and in the run-up to Christmas helped out the residents with present-wrapping and card-writing.
Meanwhile, back at school, the other group of boys worked together to produce a mural. They also created four pieces of artwork, each featuring one of the current residents, who are between the ages of 11 and 17. On the 16th December, the boys unveiled and hung their mural at Pocket Nook for everyone to enjoy.
This term, the boys are going to continue to help out at Pocket Nook. There will be a similar set of activities, split between the two groups. Three boys will work outside to mend and paint fences at the care home, and will also help to clean and tidy the outdoor areas using power-washers. In school, they plan to exercise their arts and crafts skills again by making and decorating a set of wooden characters, which will be put in the garden and on the fences as decoration.
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