Monday, 7 July 2014

Music, movement, merry making and mooching - all in a day's work as we wallow on the Wetlands!

What a finale to an action packed UPLIFT calendar!

We celebrated our last event of the current calendar in true UPLIFT style, revisiting one of our favourite spots, the RSPB Old Moor for music, drawing, relaxation and feasting!

Our day on the Wetlands began with a spot of Tai Chi on the lawn, whilst others preferred to walk around the lush surroundings, sketching the wildlife and the environment it inhabits. We chilled on into the evening, feasting amongst friends over a picnic to the Latin sounds of our talented friends Armando!

Thanks to everyone who has joined us for an UPLIFT, we hoped you’ve enjoyed them as much as we have!
We’re currently beavering away planning more special days out for the next UPLIFT calendar. If this sounds like your cup of tea, call us on 01226 320100 (ext 104) to find out more about the programme, you can also complete a referral form by phone and start booking your memorable days for you and your family!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

A Bug's Life at Camp!

The rain may have poured but it didn’t dampen our spirits on last weekend’s Worsbrough Mill ‘Bug Off’Camp!



It was a jam packed weekend which began with a steady walk around the calming reservoir.  Then as we delved further into the camping spirit we became at one with nature learning all about the bugs we were to be sharing camp with, with our resident bug expert!

Linking up with the International Spore Project we became part of one of the largest art installations in the world by making mushrooms out of sticks and paper bags! Our funghi creations helped put Barnsley on the Spore map as we showed support for creativity and art education!
More bug related crafts came in the form of our Bee’s which we created from pine cones! Not only fun to make, this prompted the conversation of the importance of our black and yellow friends as they continue to decrease in numbers and to think about how our survival is dependent on theirs.

After a bug filled day, the evening gave us all chance to unwind by the fire for a magical evening of singing and stories beneath the stars. Relaxing by the fireside, our cockles were well and truly warmed in good company!




Don’t miss the last UPLIFT event in the current calendar, join us for ‘Wetlands Wollow’, tomorrow at  RSPB Old Moor!