New Year's Resolutions for teaching Global Citizenship

[Pictured: Royal College Manchester students leading the sensory dragon dance as part of their Chinese New Year celebrations]

Mid-February may not be the traditional time for making New Year’s Resolutions but at Seashell, staff and students still have planned festivities to come as we explore a range of festivals. As educators, we have a vital role in ensuring that all the children and young people learn about new concepts and experiences and are also able to practice their individual beliefs, traditions and values.

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Speed-dating slowly: an important vehicle for teaching social skills to young adults with complex learning difficulties

Christine D, Advanced Practitioner, ‘Entry-level Preparation for Life and Work’, Royal College Manchester at Seashell Trust

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LGBT Project ..more messages

Everyone at Seashell is so proud of you for living your life in a way which is right for you. No matter what that looks like, it’s a fantastic achievement and we’re all so pleased that you can make these decisions even when things get difficult. Well done!

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Sending Support

We're continuing to receive lots of messages of support as part of our LGBT Holiday Support Project........

I want you to know that you are not alone. That no matter how hard things get, there are people who value you and celebrate everything about you, that who you are is exactly right, and that you will always have a place in our hearts just for being yourself.

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I promise you, friend: you are valued. You are celebrated. You are loved.

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Messages keep coming in...

More messages of support from our students in response to the LGBT Holiday Support Project.......

Smile and the world will smile with you

Be happy with you

You only have one life, live it

You are you and you're brilliant

Keep checking our blog for further messages over the holiday period.

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A Surprise Visit from Santa and Rudolf !

Santa and Rudolf came to Seashell Trust for a surprise visit to wish everyone at the CADS Shop n' Drop a very Merry Christmas! 

The children, staff and volunteers had spent all day in a variety of fun activities including swimming, Christmas games, a reindeer hunt and art activities......Just as everyone was getting ready to leave along came Santa and his favorite reindeer to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and hand out a gift to all the children.  Magical!

 

 

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LGBT Project Update

Some more messages of support from our College students.....

Thinking of you at this special time of year

Smile and the world will smile with you

Thinking of you at this special time of year

I love you just as you are

You only have one life....live it.

Keep checking our blog for further updates throughout the holiday period.

 

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What Katie Did Next...

Katie has been a regular visitor to Seashell Trust over the last year.  She has many adoring fans.  But very soon the time will come for Katie to start her next big adventure as a Guide Dog.

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LGBT Project Update

We have had a fantastic response to our LGBT Holiday Support Project and have already received some great messages of support from our staff, students, friends and families........

Smile and the world will smile with you

Feeling different is challenging, yet you are different, you are unique, you are you. You face difficulties when people are not ready to accept, but it is important that you are true to yourself.  Read this message and know that you have support and you are loved.

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LGBT Holiday Project

While we generally look forward to the holiday season, we accept that it may also be a time that some find stressful and isolating. This time can be especially difficult for some LGBT youth. Whether they have little contact with their families, are struggling with homophobia or a lack of acceptance in their community, or are worried that they will be rejected when they come out, this time of year can bring several challenges for people who feel unsupported.

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Happy Halloween

We've all been joining in, in a variety of  ways, with the celebration of the day that is Halloween.  Top marks must go to our resident witch (in the nicest possible sense..), Sue Williams, team leader in one of our houses who's been wearing a fabulous outfit complete with green feather eyelashes and has led a fun-packed day for the children and young people staying here over the school and college holidays.  

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Our Signing Choir at PZ Cussons Sponsorship of the Halle

Dominic Tinner, Head of Fundraising

I spent a delightful evening last week at Manchester Airport, alongside our Chief Executive, Mark Geraghty, when we attended PZ Cussons’ official announcement of their Diamond sponsorship of the Hallé.   We were so proud of our college students who joined the PZ Cussons choir as they ‘signed’ Somewhere Over The Rainbow to a packed house of distinguished guests. 

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