05 May 2016
Callington spring fair a success
Spring definitely sprung for the
spring fair at Callington Road recently. The sun shone and
temperatures reached a balmy 19°. Service users and staff made the
most of the warm weather by joining in the activities, enjoying tea
and cake and soaking up the relaxing atmosphere.
The theme for the event was Pollination and Pollinators -
flowers, bees, bugs and butterflies. This provided a chance for
everyone to experience the therapeutic value of connecting with
nature and being outdoors.
The event included information stalls from Bike Minded, Rethink Wild Walks for Wellbeing, Friends of Callington Rd Nature Reserve and Avon
Wildlife Trust, whilst the Occupational Therapy department and
Bristol Active Life Project organised outdoor activities and
Service users and staff also made ten insect boxes, which will
be installed around the grounds and in the adjoining nature
reserve. Troughs and tubs with nectar-rich plants were also fitted
to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
Bug expert Tony Smith from Bristol Naturalists Society led bug and flower
walks though the grounds and later reported that several
interesting species called Callington home, including a rare beetle
You can't have a fair without cakes - so lots of people got busy
decorating cakes with a bee and butterfly theme, all of which were
quickly snapped up. It was a great event attracting many staff and
service users from across the site.
The Occupational Therapy Department and staff at Callington feel
the event was a great opportunity to promote the 5 Ways of Wellbeing using our wonderful
grounds and they are planning to organise more events like this in
Congratulations to the team for putting on a successful event
and promoting health and wellbeing for everyone on the