09 Dec

Well, as the song says, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! We are well and truly getting into the Christmas spirit here at Medtia, the decorations are up and we have been extremely busy with Christmas shows, decoration making and we’re really looking forward to next week….and Christmas dinner!

Some of Hayley’s group had a trip to see the Snowman and the Nutcracker show on Monday night which they really enjoyed..

15401281_10211933842490086_2100442273_n

15450985_10211933846770193_2040105614_n 15415987_10211933842010074_2116744170_n 15451180_10158031029045389_288722544_n 15401461_10211933845250155_1271212712_n

They also had a great day out in Manchester at the Christmas markets on Wednesday..

15355871_10158031027230389_2073794100_n 15417035_10157872199015273_1202395291_n 15424602_10158031024065389_151116142_n 15356970_10211933857610464_1023840479_n15435850_10158031021835389_425106703_n 15451028_10158031027930389_67117834_n

At Horizons this week, Gary’s group have been volunteering at a local nursing home where they have been chatting to the residents and playing board games..

img_0217

They also visited the Trafford Centre where they bumped into Darth Vader..

img_0214

Our Horizons Helpers have been keeping very busy, they are once again putting bereavement packs together for the Royal Oldham Hospital..

img_0236

..and they have also been making Christmas decorations..

img_0216

Jeff’s group have been bowling in Ashton. They enjoyed their journey on the tram..

07-12-16-gp-bowl2 07-12-16-gp-bowl3

.. and then Hollywood Bowl upgraded them to the VIP lane..

07-12-16-jc-bowl2 07-12-16-lw-bowl 07-12-16-wn-bowl2-jpg-msg 7-12-16-wn-lw-bowl

Dinner at McDonalds rounded off the perfect trip..

07-12-16-mcd-gp

The group didn’t let a spot of rain spoil their walk to Oldham Leisure Centre for their weekly swimming session..

08-12-16-swim-group-3 08-12-16-swim-group-2 8-12-16-swim-group

They are still making sure the area around Medtia is kept in order..

05-12-16-diy-jc 05-12-16-diy-jc3

..preparations for their special Christmas gifts are well underway..

02-12-16-jc-christmas-wood

..and after all that hard work they found time for a bit of well deserved Friday afternoon relaxation..

02-12-16-jc-foot-spa2

Emma and Shelley’s group have been getting in the festive spirit by creating their very own Christmas decorations and gingerbread houses..

img_0228

img_0223 img_0226img_0221 img_0220 img_0219 img_0218

Our Future Finders have completed their first term’s placements this week and whilst they were sad to say goodbye to their colleagues..

image1 image2

..they are very much looking forward to starting their new placements in January. The students have been extremely busy this week applying for jobs. Stefan is currently on a two day interview for an apprenticeship at Manchester City as a sports leader. Good luck, Stefan!

img_0229

Over at the Premier Inn this week, Sam was greeted by presents to celebrate his 21st birthday..

img_0231 img_0230img_0233

Our Activ8 pathway students have had a very busy week too – Mr Greenway has a full report here but these pictures might give you a taste of what the lads have been up to..

004 025084 083 068 048 056

Have a wonderful weekend!

Daniel
Director of Employment & Co Head of Site at Medtia Square

You can view our full blog here

Click here for this week’s news from Graham