On Bring Your Pet to Work day at the Heywood office we celebrated by organising a walk for the children, foster families and their pets at our local park. The children loved being involved walking the dogs and for those who do not have pets at home, they really thrived looking after the dogs for the day.
The children took turns walking the dogs and throwing balls for them to chase, it was nice to see the group of young people interacting so well. The children also went to the park and enjoyed nice warm drinks in the café as the weather was slightly cold.
We were joined by two French Bulldogs called Ralph and Rupert on the day, Rupert had only just joined his family and was only 4 months old. The children took a shine to new puppy Rupert and made sure he was always safe on his walk. When Rupert began to look cold one of the young people called M made sure he was wrapped up in his jumper. Rupert lives with M and follows him everywhere. M said that Rupert likes to snuggle up to him when they are on the couch together.
The children spent the day with our support workers at the Heywood Office, the support workers organise regular outings for the children as well as supporting them on a one to one basis if they need extra help. It was a great chance for the support workers to see what events the children wanted to get involved with over this summer. The young people on the day voted for certain activities and we listened to what they would like to do.
It’s important to Capstone that our children views are heard and they are always at the forefront of everything we do. The children have decided that this year they would like to take the following trips: Light Water Valley, Crocky Trail, Diggerland, Heaton Park, Apple Jacks Farm and Bowling. These have all been added to our summer calendar for the children and we can’t wait to take to see the children taking part!