Frank Chapman Residential – Day 1

Day 1 of the residential is over so catch up below with everything we got up to!

24 young people arrived very excited to the Frank Chapman Centre, wanting to see their dorms and the centre straight away. After settling into their dorms, making their beds and getting to know the other young people, it was time for a lunch of various filled rolls, fruit and homemade cake.

After lunch, we had a tour of the outside areas and then set off on our first activity in our groups. This was a teambuilding exercise so we could learn to communicate with others in our group and work well together. This involved crawling on hands and knees through the mine, taking part in the low ropes course, and working our way around the blind line.

After working up a healthy appetite, we tucked into a delicious dinner of chicken tikka or jacket potatoes, with jelly and arctic roll for dessert. With some much anticipated free time, we headed out into the sunny evening and enjoyed exploring around, playing on the swings and spending time with each other. Some of us enjoyed a quiet game in the common room.

It was then time for our evening activity; huge games of hide and seek! Some hid so well we couldn’t be found by all the staff! We were getting pretty tired after a few games so heading back in to the centre for some hot chocolate and supper then up to the dorms to get ready for bed.

Lights out on a busy day ready for even more fun tomorrow!

Midland Mencap

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