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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.

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.

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