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Rain Did Not Stop Play – Mendip Activity Day – When a group of Young People from Ups and Downs Southwest went to Mendip Activity Centre
Weston-super-Mare Youth Club Photoshoot – Timeless Images of Bridgwater held a fun photoshoot where the young people took some great photographs.
Sedgemoor District Council – Charity of the Year. Mike Cresswell chair of SDC has chosen Ups and Downs Southwest as his Charity of the Year.
Further Funding Success – National Lottery Awards for All. This award is for our amazing Volunteer Befriender Program adding to our family support services.
21 UP Team Challenge – Teams have 21 days to turn £21 into as much money as they can for the charity. Create fun and exciting ways to join in.
Congratulations to Rob and Bridget Dickinson – Winners of the Ups and Downs Southwest Grand draw.
Little Lotto Winners April 2019 – the latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club helping those with Downs Syndrome.
Well Done – They Did It They completed the Ten Tors Challenge 2019 – Ups and Downs Southwest are very proud of their achievement.
Our Latest ‘Communication for All’ Course Concludes – Shepton Mallet – Ups and Downs Southwest a record number of people attended.
Behaviour Training Session you will learn about sensory processing and young people with Down Syndrome delivered by Bibic
UPS – Uniting Parents in Support – Introducing Ups and Downs new Pop Up Group. A meet up for parents and carers to come together to support each other.
Little Lotto Winners – the latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club helping us continue helping those with Downs Syndrome.
Taiko Drumming at Sheborne Youth Club
Taiko drumming – Come along and try the therapeutic Japanese Taiko drums with Emma Fletcher, a great way to burn off some energy! Lots of fun to be had making a bang!
This is an ancient Japanese form of percussion using large drums. Its not only lots and lots of fun but the health benefits are endless. It helps improve co-ordination and dexterity skills, provides physical exercise and the rhythmic beat also benefits mental health, reducing anxiety while enhancing confidence and self esteem.
The session will be an hour of drumming followed by food and drink
Venue: Tinneys Youth Club, Tinneys Lane, Sherborne, DT9 3DY
Action Van Curling
The Action Van team will be coming to the Sherborne Ups & Downs youth club and giving young people the opportunity to have fun while learning lots of new skills.
They will be offering the exciting game of Curling, the worlds oldest game which is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels and is a great way for players to interact and work together as a team.
For those that would rather kick a ball the team will show individuals football and soft ball skills too.
Food and drink will be available during the session.
Halloween Baking with Steve Oxford and his team of chefs from Oxfords Bakery
Steve and his team will be coming to Ups & Downs Sherborne Youth Club to teach all the young people some great baking skills!
Each individual will have the chance to make something really yummy for Halloween.
As this is a night for witches, ghosts and all things scary maybe our young people would like to arrive in costume or mask?
All the food prepared will have a Halloween theme and they get the chance to eat what they have produced, drinks will be provided.
Short Mat Bowls
The Action Van Team will be coming to Ups & Downs Youth Club. Their team will be introducing the challenging fun game of short mat bowls.
This precision sport can be played by all abilities. The aim is to roll slightly asymmetrical balls closer to a smaller yellow ball called the jack, than your opponent is able to do so. This social and active game is a therapeutic form of exercise which helps improve flexibility, co-ordination, builds confidence and enhances self esteem.
We also have exciting games of skittles and mini athletics to stimulate and challenge all our young people!
So come and enjoy yourself and learn new skills! Food and drink will be provided
Baking with Steve Oxford
Steve and his team will be visiting Ups and Downs Sherborne Youth Club again.
The team will be teaching our young people lots of different baking skills to make delicious, yummy food which will be shared amongst all those attending.
This will be like one big bake and eat party!
So get your chefing hats on and come and join the fun