July News Bulletin

Written by Megan

August 7, 2023

July was brought a little more rain than anticipated, but that didn’t stop us here at FCDC! Here’s what we have been up to recently…

Parent/Carer Embroidery evening 🧵

We kicked off July with a embroidery evening for our parents/carers. Self taught Deaf artist, Rebecca Vaughan lead a lovely workshop with information on the history of embroidery, design, stitching and creating our own masterpieces. Rebecca demonstrated as we followed along drawing our designs then choosing different coloured threats/stitches to finish them off.

Elmfield Celebration day 🎉

On Saturday 8th July, Elmfield School for Deaf Children held a special celebration to commemorate the the end of an era. All of us at  FCDC celebrated with them, people attended from all over who had a connection with Elmfield over the years. The celebrations included raffles, games, campfire s’mores, catch ups, a BBQ, the hall was filled with photos of students/teachers (old and new) for everyone to reminisce. FCDC are excited to continue their journey with Elmfield and prepare to move to the new school.

KS3/4 Games night  🎲

We then met up with our ks3/4 group for an evening of board games at the Chance & Counters Café. There were 500+ games to choose from so the young people were spoilt for choice. We ended up with some great picks including Herd mentality, Dobble, and of course UNO. Everyone had their fair share of winning, apart from Myself and Helen who tried hard to keep up. We finished the evening with some delicious burgers and loaded fries!

Morning at the farm 🐷

It was then time for a visit to Lawrence Weston Community farm, where we had ice creams and catch ups. The children walked around the field picking flowers, we finished off our mornings with a few games of tag and hide and seek.

Family day out to Noah’s Ark 🐘

We finished off July with a trip to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm. It was a busy turnout., with 30 families attending! Everybody had a lovely day, saw lots of different animals, splashed in the water pad, climbed the playground, and of course, gathered for tea and biscuits.

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