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#skills #development #learning #wellbeing #neurodiversity  Kelly and Mark from our Adult Services team will be at the Senior School Transition Information Event tonight from 6:15 to 7:30pm, at Pinewood School, Blackburn.  If you’re heading along, pop by and say 👋 to them and find out more about how our Gate and Treehouse services can help young people and adults achieve their goals and ambitions.

#skills #development #learning #wellbeing #neurodiversity

Kelly and Mark from our Adult Services team will be at the Senior School Transition Information Event tonight from 6:15 to 7:30pm, at Pinewood School, Blackburn.

If you’re heading along, pop by and say 👋 to them and find out more about how our Gate and Treehouse services can help young people and adults achieve their goals and ambitions.

Valentine’s Day can create a lot of expectations. Today in our Gate service, we’re sharing the love for the friends we’ve made and doing the things we love…and there were some gifts too!  And if you’re in the midst of planning a wedding, why not have a read at this @functioncentral feature we recently contributed to which contains some top tips on how to help make weddings and events more enjoyable and inclusive for #neurodivergent guests.  ❤️https://www.functioncentral.co.uk/your-guide-to-planning-a-sensory-friendly-wedding  Happy Valentine’s everyone!

Valentine’s Day can create a lot of expectations. Today in our Gate service, we’re sharing the love for the friends we’ve made and doing the things we love…and there were some gifts too!

And if you’re in the midst of planning a wedding, why not have a read at this @functioncentral feature we recently contributed to which contains some top tips on how to help make weddings and events more enjoyable and inclusive for #neurodivergent guests.

❤️https://www.functioncentral.co.uk/your-guide-to-planning-a-sensory-friendly-wedding

Happy Valentine’s everyone!

#skills #development #teamwork #creativelearning  Huge thanks to the @ruts_uk team for welcoming the young people from our Vibe service last week to kick off a six-week training programme.  In week one the group completed the first part of their assessment ‘Naming and identifying the uses of tools’ and they passed with flying colours! Split into two groups, they then replaced both wheels on the bike and took apart a brake disc before reassembling it.  The RUTS guys were impressed and the young people were rightly proud of their achievements. 🙌  Roll on next week…

#skills #development #teamwork #creativelearning

Huge thanks to the @ruts_uk team for welcoming the young people from our Vibe service last week to kick off a six-week training programme.

In week one the group completed the first part of their assessment ‘Naming and identifying the uses of tools’ and they passed with flying colours! Split into two groups, they then replaced both wheels on the bike and took apart a brake disc before reassembling it.

The RUTS guys were impressed and the young people were rightly proud of their achievements. 🙌 Roll on next week…

#skills #learning #stayingsafeonline #collaboration #SID2024  Gate trainee Jay is marking #saferinternetday this year by completing the @west_lothian_college Cyber Resilience and Security course. What an incredible achievement! 👏

#skills #learning #stayingsafeonline #collaboration #SID2024

Gate trainee Jay is marking #saferinternetday this year by completing the @west_lothian_college Cyber Resilience and Security course. What an incredible achievement! 👏

#creativity #learning #wellbeing #music 
We kicked off our first @livemusicnowscotland session yesterday in our Vibe service, the first of six that will be taking place over the coming months.  And what a first session!  The young people were entertained by Soprano, Ines Mayhew-Begg, and Violinist, Lisa Robertson, who brought a unique classical combination as 'Lark Duo'.  The ethos behind these sessions is that all children and young people have access to high quality musical experiences. Not only is it an enjoyable experience, but taking part in regular music-making has been proven to make a major contribution to learning, social and personal development in areas including:  - Exploring and expressing feelings non-verbally, developing conversational skills.
- Improving mood; developing life skills such as turn-taking, collaborating, teamwork; increasing social interaction and self-confidence.
- Improving concentration, memory and developing creativity.
- Encouraging intentional movement, developing motor skills.  Both Ines and Lisa share a passion for bringing communities together with their warm story focused performances, and they are looking forward to coming back to Vibe in the coming weeks to connect with the young people through song.

#creativity #learning #wellbeing #music
We kicked off our first @livemusicnowscotland session yesterday in our Vibe service, the first of six that will be taking place over the coming months.

And what a first session!

The young people were entertained by Soprano, Ines Mayhew-Begg, and Violinist, Lisa Robertson, who brought a unique classical combination as `Lark Duo`.

The ethos behind these sessions is that all children and young people have access to high quality musical experiences. Not only is it an enjoyable experience, but taking part in regular music-making has been proven to make a major contribution to learning, social and personal development in areas including:

– Exploring and expressing feelings non-verbally, developing conversational skills.
– Improving mood; developing life skills such as turn-taking, collaborating, teamwork; increasing social interaction and self-confidence.
– Improving concentration, memory and developing creativity.
– Encouraging intentional movement, developing motor skills.

Both Ines and Lisa share a passion for bringing communities together with their warm story focused performances, and they are looking forward to coming back to Vibe in the coming weeks to connect with the young people through song.

Our ethos

Our ethos

“Through collaborations and partnerships, we can give children and young people a voice; and help them find their place in the world.”

Laura Watkins, CEO The Donaldson Trust