At day care here at Langham Court, we organise a wide range of activities for people to get involved with, such as singing, quizzes, baking, gardening, music and movement, arts and crafts, and even DIY – recently, we’ve been doing a spot of upcycling!
Upcycling is a very popular activity, and it encourages people to work together – and better yet, it doesn’t end when a project’s over, as the nest of tables you can see being sanded down in this photo will take pride of place in Langham Court when they’re finished. That means that once the tables are complete, we can all sit back, admire and even use our finished work.
In one of the photos, two gentlemen are sanding the largest of the tables, preparing the surface for the next stage, which will be a much-needed coat of paint. The plan thereafter is to decoupage the top of the table and finally, finish it off with a coat of varnish. Projects like this are a great way of empowering people and giving them a sense of achievement.
We also take great pleasure in growing our own vegetables, and the other photo shows two of our gentlemen busy preparing the soil for the lettuces and beetroot we grew. We then put the homegrown lettuce in freshly made rolls with ham and cheese! Everyone was encouraged to make their own rolls up, which made every bite taste even better. Now we just need to decide what to grow next!