All their hard work paid off as they performed in front of an invited audience, singing songs including Summer Holiday, Mamma Mia, Peggy Sue, Lets Dance, Phantom of the Opera, Green Green Grass of home and Ave Maria.
The songs were all sung brilliantly and with some pretty cool dancing.
The Judges had a hard time picking a winner and concluded that they were all winners and should all share first place.
For the past few years the Outreach group have visited some fantastic places in London. This year the guys voted to visit Sea life on the banks of the Thames, the trip was planned for the 19th May 2016 and luckily the weather was kind to us all.
We set off from Rickmansworth station at around 9.45am. Arriving in London we stopped for a quick photo-call on Westminster Bridge.
Next we had a spot of lunch in McDonalds which was conveniently situated virtually next door to Sea Life. Suitably nourished it was on to the main event ‘Sea Life’
Due to popular demand ‘Electric Umbrella’ and the amiable Tom Billington returned to the Shepherd Centre for another well attended concert in which everyone enjoyed a bit of singing and dancing and just having fun !
For those of you who don’t know Electric Umbrella is a music project for adults with learning disabilities and is based in Hertfordshire offering a variety of musical experiences aiming to raise the profile of learning disabilities.
See their website here Electric Umbrella
Recently the Shepherd Centre welcomed two new Service Users ‘Arnie & Ian’. They have been given a penthouse suite in the corner of the Diamond lounge and are regularly fed and watered, they spend a lot of their time in their purpose-built exercise area and occasionally find themselves wrapped in cosy blankets or perched on the shoulders of staff and other service users.
Bringing a smile to everyone’s faces we wish, Arnie and Ian, the latest residents of the Shepherd Centre a happy time. Both have settled in well and are proving popular with all.
Below… Josh, Zoob,Julia & John enjoying fun with the Guinea Pigs
Shepherd Centre hosted their first Barn Dance this afternoon, everybody entered into the spirit by dressing up as cowboys and cowgirls. Props including barn doors, cactus, horseshoes and even real haystacks.
Lots of Line dancing and singing with a pin the tail on the donkey competition and head through cowboy photo-call.
Everybody enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon which was organised by one of our members of Staff Cassie assisted by other staff members and service users who helped design and make all the props.
A group of our service users visited the Thames Valley Adventure Playground in Taplow on 19th June 2015. The playground includes specialist equipment for people with physical & learning disabilities and sensory impairments. They also have a fantastic indoor activity centre. As you can see from the pictures everyone had lots of fun! For more information please visit http://www.tvap.co.uk