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Marking May days

It’s been a busy and varied month so far for young people living in our Auton Residential Children’s home in Newcastle.

Throughout the holy month of Ramadan, our young people learned about the importance of fasting and prayer and the celebration of Eid, getting a personal insight from one of our Muslim members of staff. Joining in with the festival, they enjoyed an Eid-inspired buffet, too.

Their focus on nature during Mental Health Awareness Week took them on mini-expeditions to the local parks and countryside and inspired them to grow their own herb garden from a disused pallet. And, bringing their love of nature indoors, they made a ‘positive tree’, filled with encouraging and comforting messages.

With wall displays produced for International Day Against Homophobia and National Pet Month, it was time for our young people to take centre stage on National Children’s Day when our staff gave out cards with personalised messages to encourage everyone to be proud of their achievements.

It certainly seems they should be.