The lifeworks team watch the parade
Lifeworks Young Adults Saturday Social Club (Yass) took part in the amazing adventures of Brutus, who according to myth and legend was a trojan who named Totnes.
These are the words with which Totnes is said to have been founded by Brutus the Trojan while standing on Fore Street “Here I stand and here I rest, and this good town shall be called Totnes”.
According to the legend of The Brutus Stone the origins of Totnes stretch all the way back to ancient Troy. The Lifeworks young adults got to see the Brutus stone and met Brutus the giant, and Ella even got to help with a coat of arms.
Then all the lifeworks team got to watch the Dartington Playgoers and Dartington Morris dancers, bring the legendary story of Brutus alive. The troupes performed two short versions of the legend, complete with fighting giants, stormy seas and The Supremes as sirens in the grounds of St Mary’s Church.
Afterwards all the Lifeworks group headed to the Rushbrook Youth Centre and were involved in preparing a healthy fruit lunch, including fresh pineapple, ripe strawberries, delicious grapes and bananas as well as chocolate biscuits for those with sweet tooth! Then it was time for a funky disco with our very own Louis, performing his Sound Lab, continuing on from his successful performance at the Imagine This Festival earlier in the month. With many of the group painting their hands and faces in vibrant rainbow colours group and dancing and joining in a conga as well as singing their very own individual karaoke performances.
SATURDAY YOUTH CLUB FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Our Youth Group offers young people with learning disabilities aged 11-18 a chance to make friends, experience the new, take the lead, get involved in community life and most importantly have a great time. Our Youth Group runs on alternate Saturdays at the Rushbrook Centre in Totnes throughout the year and the seasonal programmes are chosen in advance by group members.