20
Nov
2019

On a wet Wednesday in August 6 mentors and 8 young people met the BugFest Gang at Tilham Farm. We were introduced to an African Land snail called Jeff, a millipede (who remained unnamed), stick insects- large and small, whip scorpions, and of course a tarantula!! The non-venomous insects we were allowed to hold, though some of.

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Trip to the Fleet Air Arm Museum

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11
Oct
2019

My name is Anthony.  I retired from a career in the aerospace industry in late 2012 and trained as a PROMISE mentor/independent visitor soon thereafter.  Since mid-2013 I have been Jim’s independent visitor.  Jim is in care with a lovely, long-term foster family.  He is now 14 years old.  We meet every couple of weeks. .

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Forest School Day

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25
Sep
2019

Forest School Day Six children and their Independent Visitor’s took part in a Forest School activity funded by STAR and provided by Kaye from Holly & Hawthorn.  This took place at the Somerset Earth Science Centre and the group learnt how to build their own campfire, which they used to.

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What has sport done for me ?

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13
Aug
2019

What has sport done for me ? Primarily, I have always continued with a variety of sports for the enjoyment. I believe sport can bring a smile to the face of anyone of any age simply because of its exciting and dynamic nature. Sport allows anyone the chance to take part and just enjoy participating in.

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What is Scouting? ADVENTURE

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10
Feb
2019

STAR supported a Scout sleep over at the science museum . Scouting is a remarkable movement that brings amazing benefits and enjoyment to everyone involved – children, leaders, parents and everyone involved with the running of the group. Through adventure,  scouts develop team-work skills, friendships, confidence, independence, responsibility and a ‘can do’ attitude to help prepare them.

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