The Holiday project is being developed in partnership with young people age 12-19 plus a fantastic network of activity providers and cultural venues across Devon. We aim to provide recreational and leisure opportunities across each holiday that enrich and extend experience; offer young people with learning disabilities a sense of community; belonging and independence.
Holiday Project Easter 2019 – Make a Film in a Day Workshop with Biggerhouse Film
“I liked making the film” – “I liked changing worlds” – “I liked watching the films we made” – “Would like to do it again” – Feedback from young film makers.
Summer Holiday Project Programme in Development
A 4-week Holiday Project programme for the Summer Holidays is currently in development.
Subject to funding learning disabled young people will get to harvest cook and share fresh produce from local farms; milk goats and pick berries from the hedgerow to make healthful smoothies, take part in a creative summer school led by expert drama, music and dance practitioners, go sailing on the River Dart and go Wild Swimming with Adelong Adventures.
Monday 29 July – Thursday 01 August
Monday 05 – Thursday 09 August
Monday 19 – Thursday 22 August
Monday 26 – Thursday 29 August
We hope to publish the programme in May 2019
Lifeworks Holiday Project Evaluation
To read more about the Lifeworks Holiday Project click on the image below to read the Evaluation of the Summer 2018 programme.
“There has been an amazing variety of activities for them to do which has helped her mind as she has helped others doing things she would never try any other time.” (Parent – Summer 2018)
“M is being formed by his experiences within this safely held programme and finding out who he is and what interests him beyond Marvel Super Heroes and James Bond! He is surprising us all – thank you.” (Parent – Summer 2018)
“The best bits for me were being on the boat and doing yoga; feeling all aboard with everybody” (Young Person – Summer 2018)
“S took a bit of persuading to go – but she loved the whole trip, the vintage bus, funny show and Father Xmas’s visit. Thank you for a great day.” (Parent – Christmas 2018)
“I thought it was an amazing day” (Young person – Christmas 2018)
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