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New year, new opportunities!

New year, new opportunities!

New year, new opportunities!

Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Try something different this New Year - BikingFancy learning a new skill in 2016?

Try your hand at something different this year and who knows, you might even be featured in Real News!

We are always on the look-out for interesting stories from the people we support and our staff alike, so whether you fancy archery, jewellery making or ice-skating please do get in touch!

Plus this year we would love to see more of the people we support contribute to Real News themselves so if you fancy sharing your artwork, photograph or poetry or would like to write film reviews, recipes, gardening tips or even your own article, we’d love to hear from you!

Want a new challenge, but lacking inspiration?

No problem, simply check out our A-Z list of activity ideas below and feel motivated to try something different this year!

  • Art – pick up a paintbrush or pencil and get creative
  • Baking – try out some new delicious cakes
  • Colouring – jump on board the latest trend and pick up an adult colouring book to relax
  • Dancing – work on some moves at a local dance class
  • Education – why not learn some new skills and take a local course?
  • Film reviews – why not share your thoughts on the latest cinema release or your favourite film?
  • Gardening – spruce up your gardening with some new plants or vegetables
  • Hiking – explore the great outdoors and go hiking in the countryside
  • Ice-skating – improve your balance with ice-skating at your local rink!
  • Jewellery making – try your hand at making some jewellery
  • Knitting – why not try knitting as a new relaxing, and productive hobby!
  • Lunch out – Sample the lunch time menu at a new café or restaurant
  • Music – invest some time in exploring new music, you never know what you might discover!
  • Netball – try out an old school favourite and join a local netball team.
  • Orienteering – use a map and compass to go on an outdoors adventure
  • Photography – be inspired and take some interesting photos
  • Quiz night – why not attend a local quiz night for some fun?
  • Recipes – if you’re a great cook you could share some of your favourite recipes in Real News
  • Sport – take up a new sport you’ve always fancied giving a go
  • Tea party – why not invite your friends over for a tea party
  • Understanding – invest some time learning new communication skills so you can better understand other people. Whether that’s learning Makaton, a new language or simply working out how best to speak to them, you’ll both benefit
  • Vintage – you could explore a local vintage shop to see what they have to offer?
  • Writing – try your hand at writing an article for our Real News magazine or website
  • X Factor style competition – you could host a fun talent show with your friends and even raise money at the same time if ran as a fundraising event!
  • Yoga – take a deep breath and relax with yoga!
  • Zumba – try out this great dance craze – a great way to have fun and keep fit!

Good luck, have fun and Happy New Year!


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