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Woodwork

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Some fantastic work is taking place at our woodwork site in Golborne.  Our attendees work on a variety of products of which the choice is their own.  Our woodwork site creates a work environment with all the facilities and equipment required to enable individuals to access a real-life work experience.  Attendees are able to work towards nationally recognised qualifications in building and construction under the supervision of fully qualified staff. 

Footgolf

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‘Wow, what a fantastic day’, is what was said after today’s footgolf.  The day was created to meet the wishes of one of our attendees and all those who attended had lots of fun.  Our attendees loved practicing their precision shots and the competition was fierce.  It was a close game with only three points separating everyone but a huge congratulations goes to Ryan who was today’s champion.   Fantastic to see great camaraderie and sportsmanship between the lads.

Peacock Fashion

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Work has been continuing over the last few months towards garments for our fashion show, with inspiration being taken from a wide range of sources.  The ‘Peacock’ dress is one of our most recent creations with each attendee using print techniques to create a number of individual peacock feathers for both the bodice and the skirt.  The individual pieces were then brought together to create an eye-catching, collaborative piece.  Our attendees in art and design, textiles and hair and beauty are excited at being able to showcase their work at our forthcoming fashion show and details for this event will be issued in due course.

Football Coaching Award

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The training of our staff is important as we ensure that our attendees get the best possible opportunities for development. With this in mind, we recently enrolled our staff football coach Ian on a football coaching course with Lancashire FA.   We are pleased to announce that Ian has achieved a 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football. Ian’s qualification will ensure our attendees have appropriate sessions with safe and engaging practices. Ian is seen here with his certificate and some members of the football team.

Job Vacancy

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T-Shirt Designers

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Transferring their paintings onto fabric is what our attendees have been working on in our Art and Design workshops. They have used the bold and bright images of pop art to inspire their T-shirt designs whilst demonstrating good control and accuracy with their painting. Our attendees are thrilled with the results and I’m sure you’ll agree the T-shirts look fantastic.

Cooling Off!

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The hottest day of the year and what better way to enjoy the day than with a BBQ, outdoor games and fun with cold water. Staff and attendees battled to have their turn in the stocks whilst the excitable crowd lined up to throw wet sponges.  We had such tremendous fun with one attendee stating, ‘this is the best day I’ve ever had!’

Hospitality and Catering

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We are pleased to be able to announce the introduction of our hospitality and catering sessions.  Our attendees are thoroughly enjoying learning how to work as assistant cooks in the kitchen preparing delicious food as well as table setting and meeting and greeting.  Our sessions are run by Sheila who has recently joined our team. Sheila has a wealth of experience in hospitality and catering having had her own business for many years in this area.   It’s been fantastic to see the positive impact in the kitchen with both attendees and staff gaining some top tips.

‘High Quality Service’

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The service you provide to vulnerable customers has been recognised of being of a high quality and you have every reason to be proud of what you do’ is the statement made by a representative of Wigan Council this week after completion of our most recent quality review.  STEPScic has been recognised as demonstrating ‘many positive practices’ across the service.  The council’s review has also coincided with our parental questionnaire which has again highlighted our many strengths with parents commenting ‘The staff are very concerned about the welfare of their attendees and are always very willing and keen to help/support them’, ‘an excellent service that we all find invaluable’ and ‘great service for my son, he’s gained such a lot since attending’.  The review process has also been a welcome opportunity for a number of our Attendees to express their wishes of attending STEPScic for additional days, this is again due to the high quality of service and choice that we provide and the conscious improvements that we have made over the last 18 months.   It’s been fantastic to receive such endorsements from Wigan Council, Parents/Carers and especially our Attendees as we ensure that we continue to be a leading provider to adults with learning disabilities.

Camping and Sports Day

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Back by popular demand, this week has seen the return of our camping experience and sports day. A thoroughly enjoyable week which has seen teambuilding, competition and a fantastic way to welcome some of our new attendees. From pitching tents and playing cricket to competing in the egg and spoon and tug of war, we have had some truly hilarious and memorable moments.

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