Friday, 23 August 2019

Granddad's Secret Giant

This is the second year that Camphill has collaborated with GIV to help take part in the production of a show called 'Granddad's Secret Giant' at the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes. Last year there was 'A Balloon for Granddad'.
GIV is a local charity helping school pupils build confidence and skills. The project this year had a few dozen candidates from local schools and our Camphill Theatre group. 
The show was performed on 10th July. GIV MK recruit & train student mentors and adult volunteers to support young people in their volunteer journey.
Find out more about mentoring & volunteering by following the link below.

Alex Fox

Friday, 16 August 2019

Acorn Early Years Foundation Annual Conference

On Friday 26th June, Acorn Early Years Foundation had it's annual conference at the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes.
Acorn Early Years Foundation (originally Acorn Childcare) began as a single nursery in 1989 in the village of Castlethorpe in Milton Keynes, where the organisation is still led by the founder and Chief Executive, ZoĆ« Raven.  Driven by a desire to create a nursery which combined professionalism with a personal touch, Zoe and her family lived above the original nursery for ten years, and the organisation grew slowly and organically, first in old Victorian buildings, then on school sites, and then including purpose-built buildings. Now, almost 30 years later, there are eleven nurseries across three counties, several out-of-school clubs, extensive forest school provision, a catering service and a training centre.
These are photographs of the people who attended this conference having lunch.

Alex Fox

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Community Assembly

These are photographs of residents of Camphill Milton Keynes having a Community Assembly at the Chrysalis Theatre on Tuesday 9th July.

Alex Fox

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Food Safety training

These are photographs of residents of Camphill Milton Keynes doing food safety training at the Chrysalis Theatre.
Food Safety refers to handling, preparing and storing food in a way to best reduce the risk of individuals becoming sick from food borne illnesses. 
Food safety is a global concern that covers a variety of different areas of everyday life.
The principles of food safety aim to prevent food from becoming contaminated and causing food poisoning. This is achieved through a variety of different avenues, some of which are:
  • Properly cleaning and sanitising all surfaces, equipment and utensils
  • Maintaining a high level of personal hygiene, especially hand-washing
  • Storing, chilling and heating food correctly with regards to temperature, environment and equipment
  • Implementing effective pest control
  • Comprehending food allergies, food poisoning and food intolerance
Alex Fox

Friday, 26 July 2019

Milton Keynes Peace Pagoda - 39th Anniversary Celebrations

The Milton Keynes Peace Pagoda was completed in 1980 at the northern edge of Willen Lake in Willen, Milton Keynes. This was the first Peace Pagoda in the western world. There is a Nipponzan Myohoji Order temple and monastery nearby.
On Sunday 23rd June there was a ceremony at the Peace Pagoda to celebrate its 39th year of it being built.
The ceremony started with a procession of the Monks and Nuns of Nipponzan Myohoji from the Temple to the Peace Pagoda. There was also a welcome, prayers for peace, addresses and messages of peace, lunch and multi-cultural events.

Alex Fox

Friday, 19 July 2019

Trip to Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park

On Friday 21st June residents of Camphill Milton Keynes visited Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park in Older Wolverton. We were given a presentation, then we had a tour around the site. We learned that most of the rubbish in our black bags are either recycled or converted into electricity. However, we still need to recycle properly as it helps protect our environment.

Alex Fox

Thursday, 11 July 2019

National Cupcake Day

On Thursday 13th June, there was the National Cupcake Day which happened in the foyer of the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes.
People who have a sweet tooth were sure to have loved this day. This special event takes place each year to raise money to fight against dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Residents and staff in the community who like to bake showed their support by baking cupcakes which were sold in the foyer of our theatre. We managed to raise £103.87.
The fight against dementia is an important one as this is the most significant cause of death among people who live in England and Wales. Unfortunately, no cure for dementia has been discovered as yet and research continues, while the large number of people who suffer from this disease means that the cost of care is very high.
Alex Fox