In February we shared news of the 'Come Dine With Me' event that took place, full of excitement and anticipation on what the young people would cook.
When talking out the event Jamie and his team said,
"It sounds like you're doing some pretty amazing things! What a fantastic idea and fantastic effort the boys and yourself have made - everyone here at Jamie HQ is super impressed."
Our youngsters were excited and shocked with their gifts and were surprised to find out that Jamie had heard about their cooking...one youngster said, "this is cool!"
One of our young people was very proud and excited to be part of a winning football team this week.
Since January in young people’s meetings, one of our homes has being looking at ‘positive vibes’; this is a time when everyone writes down positive things and / or achievements they have noticed throughout the week. A blackboard is on display in the dining room, the heart of the home, and the positive vibes get put on it from the week.
The home manager said:
"the kids LOVE it- they really like seeing what positive things people think they have done".
Such a simple but effective way to remind the youngsters of the fact that positive things do not go unnoticed.
As ever our young people have been very active over the half term holiday.
As the Oracle Model is rolled out our homes have been looking at each area with their young people. Thoughts, feelings and discussions are being held in home meetings and more informally with youngsters as to what each area means to them personally and on a day to day basis.
In order to record the conversations and use the information to inform future practice some homes have taken to drawing mind-maps and posters.
As an Oracle family everyone's opinions and feelings are important. It is nice to see those thoughts being valued within save and supportive environments.