30 Days Wild – Part 1

To kick-start 30 Days Wild we decided it was best to begin close to home so we paid a visit to the nearby Forest Recreation Ground.

The Forest may not seem a haven of wildlife to begin with, but as we found out it very much was!

First off, we found a creepy crawly insect. They may be small, but they’re still important for wildlife – they’re sources of food for birds and all sorts of other animals. Even the tiniest insects can be extraordinarily beautiful when examined close-up and often have fascinating lifecycles.

Then we found some wild mushrooms – we didn’t eat them (just in case they were poisonous) but again it proves that wildlife can exist and thrive, not just in the countryside but in the city too.

Finally, after all that foraging, our intrepid group of clients decided to do some meditation. Sometimes in our everyday life it’s easy to miss how amazing wildlife can be, especially when you’re in an urban environment, but it’s clear there’s a lot more than meets the eye!

Space Inclusive Olympics!

Last week our clients enjoyed getting fit and healthy whilst taking part in friendly competition.

The Space Inclusive Sports Day is an annual date in our diary. It has become a bit of a tradition to go to the Forest Recreation Ground and take part in events and activities such as the long jump, running and throwing.

Aside from the physical benefits, it’s a success because it brings together clients from different sites – in many ways it’s like the Space Inclusive Olympics!

All clients enjoyed the day. One of the support workers who organised the event, Jen, said “It was really energetic. A highlight was the egg and spoon race which was really great. There was wonderful sportsmanship and a real team effort was shown by all. It was a supportive atmosphere, with clients cheering for each other and overall it was a real success.”