Getting active for Activities Week

17 July 2019

It’s nearly the end of the academic year for our school and college students, which means that we’re in the middle of a very busy Activities Week.

Monday saw a full day of creative activities based around art and music. We had an interactive performance by members of the Spindle Ensemble, with two of our students joining in with some impromptu improvisation on the marimba. Tactile art and some lively taiko drumming filled the middle of the day, whilst some students also had the opportunity to experience some new outdoor instruments that have been installed in the Discovery Garden horticulture project.

“Move it day” followed on Tuesday. Young people and staff from across our campus gathered outside to start the day with a ‘wake and shake’ session, before being put through their paces by the South West Athletics Academy. Meanwhile our therapists spent the day in the hydrotherapy pool offering pirate-themed sensory stories to students, whilst some young people decided to take a swim in the WESC Foundation pool.

A treasure hunt was also set out for the day, with audio clues accessible via large switches positioned around the campus, and designed to get our young people out and about.

Activities Week continues on Wednesday (with trips to Crealy and a local steam railway), whilst Thursday sees the return of the popular WESC Fest end of year party.

Running around the track

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