Afternoon/Group Activities

On Monday to Thursday afternoons you join one of The Croft groups. Here's what you do in each of them:

Art Group

Every Monday afternoon in the Art Group we make things and do some painting. Art group is good fun as you get the chance to make something nice.

Tuesday Group

In this group we talk about how to stay safe and healthy. We also do fun things like yoga, playing games, tasting different foods and doing experiments.

Wednesday Group

In this group we talk about our feelings and friendships, as well as problems like bullying, anxiety and anger, and how Croft staff can help you deal with problems such as these.

Recreation Group

Every Thursday afternoon we go out to have some fun. In your first week you will not attend rec group (this is when you will do a half an hour safety walk with staff), but from your second week you can join the rec group for activities such as swimming, ten-pin bowling, visits to the park, visiting garden centres and going to an animal sanctuary, Sometimes we go to the supermarket to get some tasty ingredients to cook and then eat. Parents, carers and staff join in the fun too! In your final week at The Croft, children get to choose the activities for the rest of the group.

From 3.30 pm onwards

At 3.30pm your spare time begins. This is when you can spend time with your family. We ask all children to make a plan for the evening - staff can help you and your family to do this in the first couple of days.

You can choose from a very wide range of activities. As well as watching TV and DVDs you can play on the PS4, listen to music, play pool, read books, do jigsaws and play all sorts of games for all ages. There’s Lego, Scalectrix, a doll’s house, dressing up clothes and much more. Activities are supervised where appropriate

Before dinner you can use the art room, soft room, music room, playroom, lounge or your own room to do activities or relax. If the weather is nice you can go outside in the playground or go for a walk with an adult. All children have to be in their bedroom by 8.30 pm and at 9pm the night nurses come on duty to look after everyone until the morning.  

The page was last updated on 27 May 2020 by bdale.


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