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- On 24/07/2018
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On Thursday 5th July 2018 we had our Presentation Day at the Centre.
Family, friends, carers came to the Centre to see some of activities that have been going on throughout the year. On arrival at the Centre everybody received a bottle of water which was sponsored by JM Scaffolding and a copy of our latest HIYA magazine. Activites being shown on the day included The Craft Barn who had a stall and sold handmade bags and herbs. The outside group grew and sold hanging baskets and window baskets.
Picture boards where on display in the Music Room and Gallery showing clients enjoying new activities during Client Training Week. The Multi-sensory Room showed the magical forest story board and music sound track which was made during the Drake Music NI Project: the story was created using the Rory Story Cubes. Also on display were clay pots which were made during Client Training Week. After everyone had a look around, we all made our way outside for the presentation of certificates.
Each client from the 5 Keygroups at the Centre got awarded Certificates from activities they tried over the past year and Client Training Week. Once everyone received their certificates, Jo (Manager) made a speech and announced the performances that were happening next.
The first performance that the Drama/Music group put on was ‘It’s Salsa Time’. They made up the script by coming together to write a short story using the Rory Story Cubes, creating character names for the family and developed the story line. The outcome of the story was a family who sat down in front of the television to watch It’s Salsa Time programme and the mum fell asleep and dreamt about winning It’s Salsa Time and going on an adventure in a hot air balloon with a Wizard. The scenery was very colourful and realistic – the group used different coloured balloons and a crochet blanket to get the effect of a hot air balloon .
The Makaton Choir then performed a very moving performance of “It’s a Wonderful World”.
The final performance was the Drama group performing Land of the Leprechauns. A short story about a man who is fascinated with Leprechauns, he tries to steal the Leprechauns pot of gold to make him and his wife rich. He ends up challenging the leprechaun and his donkey to a race against him and his horse, in hope to win the pot of gold. The lucky leprechaun’s donkey wins the race and the pot of gold is safe!