And What A High Tea It Proved To Be!
When things conspire against you, you come up with another plan, don’t you?
If you’re a Skills Tank student with a ‘never say die’ attitude and have a Learning Mentor who wants to see you achieve achieve achieve then if plan A doesn’t come together you sit down as a team and work out plan B – with a bit of guidance of course.
That’s what happened in early September, yes a ‘really spooky disco’, Karaoke and a 10-course super supper where some of the ideas put forward by the Skills Tank students but after some discussion everyone excitedly settled on a ‘Tea Party’.
A date was set, a list of actions was agreed, permission was sought and hey presto if like magic this incredible journey began.
Now you may be asking; why would you do this?
The answer is; it’s all about learning through practical experiences.
And the learning comes in many shapes and sizes dependant on what challenges you and with a group of adults with learning difficulties/disabilities, autism, mental health and behaviours that challenge, the learning is varied but at its core is self-belief, self-esteem and confidence.
Surrounding that is;
- communication skills
- problem solving
- working safely
- working as a team
- supporting one another
- creating and working to an action plan
- working through behaviours
- following instructions
- being in the community
The result was phenomenal, even Gordon Ramsey would have been impressed, possibly speechless okay that’s stretching it a bit but take my word for it, well look at the collage of pictures and you see it was a truly fantastic accomplishment – the students loved it, they did an amazing job and for the mums and dads utter joy, sprinkled with surprise and few tears.
Come see what we do, how we create ‘living and learning for a brighter future’ just visit www.skillstank.co.uk or call Glenys/Wayne on 0121 308 6555 there here to help you.