16 September 2013

The Circus comes to Callington Road!

CircusOn Wednesday 4 September the occupational therapy team at Callington Road joined forces with Bristol's Circomedia to put on a circus skills workshop for service users.

With the sun shining and an array of refreshments, some of which had been made by service users, the open grass bank outside the Woodside Therapies Unit was the perfect setting for activities such as plate spinning, juggling, diablo and hula hooping. Circomedia staff were on hand to entertain as well as support service users develop existing talents and try out new activities.

Not only was the workshop a fun and relaxed social occasion but circus skills can be used as a client centred, therapeutic tool to promote independence, functional abilities, self-confidence, problem solving and trust. This was noted by Circomedia staff who commented that they had had a "fantastic time" and were "particularly inspired" to see service users teaching each other their newly acquired skills.

A great afternoon was had by all and it seemed a fitting celebration of the end of summer.

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