Wake Up Wednesday!
Wake Up Wednesday!
Run by Mrs Ratcliffe, the group meets on a Wednesday morning in the Nursery room from 8:45 to 11am. It's a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends and try different activities.
Last year the group did lots of varied activities which included arts and crafts, gardening, trips to Ashton MIND cafe and Portland Basin on the bus. They also travelled to Manchester on the train and tram even did a bit of shopping in Primark! When the weather was nice they had had some lovely walks along the canal and been down to the river and fed the ducks.
The group really enjoyed the outings and it was also a lovely chance to get together for a chat while having a coffee and a biscuit.
Some of the activities are good for helping with spelling and English language, they are not only having fun and enjoyment, but building theirconfidence too!
Please come along and join us next Wednesday!
Wake Up Wednesday sessions 2022-2023
1st February 2023
We went to the Startpoint Cafe at Woodley today. We got the bus and all had toast and a hot drink. It is a lovely place to go to meet other people in comfortable and relaxing surroundings.
They offer fabulous locally roasted coffee from the amazing Heart & Graft coffee roastery in Salford. Their sandwiches are made from bread baked in Edgeley and they source local produce where possible because they believe in supporting local businesses. It is a community hub and worth a visit!
25th January 2023
We had a short walk in the drizzly rain and then came back to school for drinks, biscuits and fruit. We did wordsearches and colouring. We had a look at the latest newsletters and talked about our possible outing next week - we are aiming to go to the Startpoint Cafe at Woodley on the bus.
18th January 2023
We had drinks, biscuits and fruit this morning. It was a cold, icy day so we decided to stay in and get some games out. Some ladies did the Jenga game and enjoyed that. Some ladies had a go at Scrabble - making words fit onto the board using letters.
11th January 2023 - Welcome back!
We had our first session of Wake up Wednesday since the Christmas holidays, it was lovely to be back and catch up with everyone.
We started off with drinks and toast. It was a crisp, dry morning so went for a walk around the local area. We had a new lady join us who had only been in Hyde for a few months so it was good for her to get to know other mums. We stopped off at Fatema's house and she made us all drinks, samosas and other delicious food.
We were all made so very welcome.
We had drinks & toast this morning. Some of the ladies brought homemade cakes and gingerbread. We then went off for a walk into Hyde. We stopped off at Morrisons where the ladies did some shopping. We will return in 2023!
We had a party today. All the ladies brought some lovely food.
We had drinks and biscuits to start with. All our chatter was about the cold and frosty weather and the recent public health notice about the different illness's that are around and how we can look after ourselves. We made cards for their families. Some ladies showed off their artistic talents.
We did videos today with ladies talking about their families. Some had the confidence to do this, some just spoke but not on video. We went to the Healthy Living Centre on Great Norbury Street to see if they were doing a basic First Aid Course. They will get in touch with us when one is available.
It was a very wet day day today we stayed inside. After drinks and biscuits we did some word searches. Next week we are doing little talks about our children/families. We are going to speak in English but the ladies will speak in Bengali if they get stuck on some words.
We had drinks and fruit this morning. One of the ladies brought in some onion bhajis which most ladies tasted. We set off and headed towards Apethorne Lane along the track. We walked down to the bridge across the canal. We then got on the canal path and walked to another bridge and then up Woodend Lane and back to school. It was a lovely morning which was ideal for an Autumn walk. Two new ladies joined us today and said they would come again.
After drinks & biscuits we walked down Great Norbury Street to the canal near Aldi. We walked down the cobbled slope and under the bridge. We walked near the canal and went up some steps to the Garden Centre. We had a look round and the pampas grass was amazing. The lavender and herbs smelt great.
15 ladies arrived at our Wake Up Wednesday group this week which was so lovely to see. One of the ladies brought some cake in for us to try which her daughter had made (an ex pupil at St George's). We then went for a walk along the track. A beautiful autumnal morning.
The ladies asked if we could go on a bus to Stockport. Some ladies hadnt been on a bus for years! They were free to roam around Primark and all the ladies came out with bags of shopping. One said " I've had a great time thank you". Another said "This has been the best day".
The ladies had their cups of tea & coffee then we went onto the track behind Dowson Road. We walked along and looked at all the trees and leaves, Autumn has arrived!
We had toast and drinks this morning. As it was a very wet and windy day we decided to do some colouring and some wordsearches to keep us occupied. We also had a visit from a Siams inspector who spoke to the ladies about our group and also our wonderful school and its community.
We started the morning with breakfast. We then started cutting up apples to make apple crumbles. We used the apples we had picked from the school orchard. We had a good group today and everyone took an apple crumble home. It was a busy but successful morning!
We had croissants and drinks this morning. The ladies had a good chat and showed others pictures of weddings they had been to. We went for a walk along the canal on a beautiful sunny morning. Some ladies come for a chat and the social side of our group and some ladies like the walks and outings.
We had a lovely walk to Hyde Park. We watched some people "crown green bowling" and we walked through the rose garden. Two men had a metal detector and found some old coins, a farthing, a sixpence and a threepenny bit.
We had a good number of ladies back after the holidays. We went into the school orchard and picked lots of apples and pears.
Wake Up Wednesday sessions 2021-2022
We had a party for our last session of the year! Everyone brought delicious food. We had juice, tea and coffee as well as biscuits and fruit. 14 ladies had a lovely time eating and chatting. We then went for a local walk.
We had a drink and biscuits and fruit and set off on our walk, it was a lovely morning. We walked along the old railway track and came off at Hyde Pool. We had a new lady join us today and she enjoyed walking and chatting to the others.
We had coffee, tea and biscuits. It started to rain so we decided to stay in and do word searches. We got out the Jenga game too. The ladies chatted about Eid on Saturday. We made cards for Stay & Play children too.
Hellan Invited us as a group to go and see her new flat. She was married 4 weeks ago. She wanted us to see her wedding photos too. She made drinks and nibbles for everyone. We felt very welcome.
We had a lovely walk up Dowson Road, and onto the estate. We eventually got onto the track and did a big circle to get back onto Dowson Road. We had drinks and biscuits and fruit before we set off.
It was a lovely sunny day. We went for a walk along the canal. Some ladies were in awe when they found people living on the narrow boats on the canal. We saw some baby coots/moorhens. The ladies had their pictures taken at the side of a vintage car. "Thank you for taking me to a beautiful place", one of the ladies said.
We did word searches and patterns on a crown for the Queen's Jubilee. Some ladies took some home for their children to do. We walked down to the garden to see what was growing down there.
Ruhela from Diversity Matters Northwest came today to do a stress management course. It is Mental Health Awareness week. She talked about loneliness and negative and positive thoughts about being lonely.
We had a great Eid party on Wednesday with the ladies group. Lots of food was brought in. It was lovely and everyone enjoyed themselves.
We had a talk about internet safety. All St George's parents were invited to come along and find out about internet safety for their children and themselves. Tea & coffee was available afterwards. The Wake up Wednesday ladies stayed and had a chat and a tasting session of homemade yogurt and toast. It was lovely.
We had coffee and cake to start our day! We went for a walk to Gee Cross then went down to the Town Hall to ask about a 'wedding venue' for one of the ladies. She was very unsure about where to go. A lady showed us the hall where they hold the weddings.
We went to the home of Sharystan & Hellan today. They made some lovely food and made us all feel very welcome. We all had a great time. Some of the ladies are going to help out at the Fairtrade Big Brew tomorrow.
2nd March - Pancake Day
We made pancakes and had them with sugar, lemon and oranges. We used Fairtrade sugar. All the ladies enjoyed them.
16th February - Dental Health Team Talk
Two ladies from the Dental Health Tameside Team came to talk to our group and also Reception Class parents were invited too, as Reception Class will be doing a topic on 'the dentist'!
Parents were invited to stay for tea and coffee afterwards. Some parents asked questions and there were leaflets and free samples of toothpaste, sand timers and childrens cups to take away.
9th February - Visiting the new baby
We went to see the baby and take the gifts today. We were overwhelmed by the feast we were presented with. Lots of lovely food and cuddles with the baby.
After having our tea/coffee and fruit we walked down to Asda. We bought baby clothes and a card for one of our ladies who attends our group regularly.
The group were so impressed with the Startpoint Cafe at Woodley that they told other members of our group and 7 of us went again this week. We also went into the Saver shop and did some shopping too.
19th January - Visit to a new cafe
We went to the Startpoint Café at Woodley Precinct today.
It was lovely and airy. We had coffee and toast. The café had a chatter natter table where you could go on your own and have someone to chat to which a great idea.
16th December - Christmas Party Day
Today we had a bit of festive fun. We all brought food and snacks including samosa's and one lady made a magnificient cake! It was a great party to celebrate Christmas and the last of our Wake Up Wednesday sessions until 2022!
We had a guest speaker today, Ruhela from the Council came to talk about some of the services available in Tameside. She spoke about mental health, stress, Eat Well – Live Well and also how to get help with job searches and creating a CV. There were a few leaflets which the ladies could take at the end of the session. It was very informative!
Today we had tea, coffee and biscuits and then went for a walk. We put some clothes in the Islamic Relief clothing bank. Then went onto the canal under the motorway bridge. We all went “ooooooooh” at the same time to hear our collective echo back!
The ladies played games this morning, they enjoyed Scrabble & Jenga.
Today we went to the harvest service outside. It was great to see all the classes together for the service. We went back in after for tea coffee and toast.
13 ladies went for a walk along the old railway track, then onto the canal. We saw a narrow boat on the canal. A lady was grooming her horse. One of the ladies asked for some manure for her plants!