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Museum of Science and Industry

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The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester was the perfect location yesterday for our photography group to explore the theme ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’.   Our photographers thoroughly enjoyed developing their skills in the Air and Space Hall, capturing the cars, bikes and aeroplanes that got industrial Manchester moving.  They then went on to capture Stephenson’s Rocket, an early steam locomotive that won the Rainhill Trials 1829 to become the best locomotive to serve the Manchester to Liverpool railway.  A fantastic experience for all with some amazing images being captured.   Well done to everyone!

Farm to Fork

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From ‘Farm to Fork’! It’s been fantastic to use such fresh produce grown by our very own hands in our lunch today.  Peas, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, onions and strawberries have all been successfully grown at our polytunnel and raised beds.  Our attendees have thoroughly enjoyed experiencing the process of ‘Farm to Fork’ from growing, picking, preparing, cooking, serving and finally eating.  A scrumptious lunch has been produced which was thoroughly enjoyed.  A huge congratulations goes to everyone who has been involved throughout the process and especially to Steven for achieving todays ‘Masterchef’. 

Newsletter June 2019

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A beautiful day to enjoy a spot of fishing in a stunning location.  It’s great to see our attendees enjoying lots of success catching numerous fish, in an environment that promotes good health and wellbeing.  STEPScic provide weekly fishing sessions.  We hold a rod licence at Widows Fisheries and provide all the tackle required.  We would like to thank Widows Fisheries for always providing a warm welcome.

Visit by Wigan Warriors Star

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It was fantastic to welcome Wigan Warriors star Taulima Tautai this morning when he came to our Ashland House base to present us with a Wigan Warriors shirt signed by the Wigan Warriors squad.  The shirt was worn by Taulima in the Wigan V Warrington Game at the recent Magic Weekend at Anfield and is extra special as it commemorates the 30 year Milwaukee anniversary, which is when Wigan played Warrington in the USA.  Our attendees were thrilled to be able to meet Taulima and were excited to receive his autograph.  We would like to thank Taulima for taking the time to visit us today and for supporting STEPScic.

Bags for Life

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The last couple of weeks have seen our environmentally conscious attendees creating bags for life.  Each bag has been created using surplus fabric that was kindly donated to STEPScic.  Each attendee cut out and then stitched together their fabric using the sewing machine, creating fantastic reusable bags. 

Willow Butterflies

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Sculpting with willow is a recent addition to our 3D Art and Design sessions. This medium has provided a new experience in which our attendees can continue to develop their practical skills, confidence building and problem-solving skills.  A real sense of pride and ownership was achieved when the butterfly sculpture finally came together.  A huge congratulations to all involved, the sculptures looked fantastic.

Awards Evening 2019

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Wigan Warriors star Taulima Tautai opened this years STEPScic ‘Open Awards’ celebrations by presenting our attendees with their awards.  Our annual night of celebration took place at Rose Bridge Community Club on the evening of 22nd May 2019 with over 100 guests in attendance.  Our attendees enjoyed the red carpet treatment with drinks on arrival before sharing their success and achievements with friends and family.  Certification presented not only included Open Awards certification but also some Special Recognition Awards.  These awards were chosen by STEPScic and awarded for personal development.  All attendees also received a photograph album as a keepsake to share with family and friends showcasing their skills, interests and achievements to date.  A fantastic night of live entertainment followed led by local singer Michaela Whinnet.  Another magnificent evening of success and celebration for all those who attend STEPScic with a wonderful, relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere which created an unforgettable evening for all those who attended.  We would like to thank Taulima Tautai and the Wigan Warriors for supporting our event.  We would also like to thank Sheila, Megan and staff at Rose Bridge Community Club.

Animal Photography

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Our photography group enjoyed working on location today at Feebies Community Farm.  Our attendees were able to learn about a wide range of animals whilst photographing them.  All our attendees captured some amazing shots but a huge congratulations goes to Jordan for achieving photographer of the week.   We would like to thank Feebies Community Farm for their kind invitation and warm hospitality.   

Hairdressing Salon

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‘Brilliant’, ‘very relaxing’, ‘felt very comfortable’ and ‘I’ll be coming again’ are just some of the words that members of the public have used to describe their experience at our hairdressing salon.  Our attendees have thoroughly enjoyed developing their customer service skills in a work environment whilst supporting our fully trained hairdresser in carrying out some hairdressing duties.    A huge congratulations to Jason who demonstrated excellent skills today with the customer commenting on his ‘lovely, gentle manner’.

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