You can never underestimate the joy that animals bring and the positivity to our mental health. Our residents had some amazing animal encounters recently and we have an exciting Easter project planned.
Animal encounters with Trevor Hill
We recently welcomed Trevor Hill Birds and Animals to Newstead. An incredible afternoon getting up close and personal with all sorts of reptiles and animals. There were corn snakes and pythons, a bearded dragon, skunk, tortoises, an armadillo, a hedgehog, meerkat and owl.
Residents loved it and Trevor was amazing. He told us so many amazing facts about each creature and made everyone feel so at ease!
The joy and wonder on our residents faces is so clear to see in the many photos we took. See our Facebook page for all of them https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057054866714
Our Duckling Project
We have a lovely project for the run up to Easter. On 14th March we are taking delivery of some duck eggs. We are looking after them in an incubator and will be learning about the stages of egg development and candling. Residents cannot wait until the eggs hatch into fluffy balls of springtime gorgeousness. The ducklings will be rehomed from 24th March by our staffing team.
Other News from Newstead
We marked International Women’s Day wearing red and pink. We were not disappointed with our women’s words of wisdom.
“Trust your gut instinct.”
“Look after your hair and feet and the middle will look after itself!”
“Be a good example for children.”
“Stand your ground.”
“Be kind to yourself and other women.”
“Remember whatever your circumstances, there are others worse off than you.”
The Courtyard in Hereford have offered us a gentle exercise and movement sessions called ‘Tea for the Jubilee’. They will run from 23rd March to 25th May and focus around movement therapy. The sessions will lead to the Queens Platinum Jubilee and end with tea and scones.
We finished our knitting project for the Hereford and Worcester animal rescue and now we are doing bobble hats for Innocent Smoothies to raise money for Age UK.