Activities Staff, Laura Coghlan-Adam and Lucy Peters from Stocks Hall Care Home thought it would be a wonderful idea for the Home to host their very own music festival in the grounds of the St Helens Care Home.
Decorating the Home’s gardens and Activity Suite with all camping and festival decorations – the staff wanted to bring a ‘unique music festival experience’ to those living at the Home.
Activities Staff, Laura says “The UK is known for an exceptionally great festival scene, and we thought it would be a wonderful idea to capture and re-create our own version of a music festival and bring it to the Home for all to enjoy.”
Tents were set up in the garden with the BBQ and Burger Bar. Balloons, butterfly hanging decorations, pastel coloured camping candles, camping mats, windmills, rainbow ribbons, inflatables and garden toys were just some of items to set the scene.
During the build up to The Stocks Hall St Helen’s Home’s Music Festival, sensory bottles had been made to be enjoyed during the music set.
The St Helen’s Home, thought it would be a really amazing idea to also create their very, ‘PRIDE’ flag. Activities Staff, Laura says “Our Pride flag is about being proud of who we are and what we achieve together at Stocks Hall.” Choosing to use blue fabric, (representing dignity colours), and flowered fabric (because it is hippy looking and groovy) – the materials were chosen, fitting in nicely with the musical festival theme. Laura continues, “Our flag represents people living at the Home, our families and staff, united together.”
The Home had organised a special band to come and play who interacted with everyone at the festival. Billy and Andy from, ‘Billy and Andy’s Musical School’ were described as being ‘just incredible’. People living at the Home played music through BANANAS and PLANTS! Activities Staff, Lucy Peters says “I don’t know how they managed to do it but it was AMAZING…each person who wanted to play an instrument did so with help from Billy & Andy’s Music School. It was just brilliant from the minute they started and really interesting, leaving everyone wondering, how did they do that?”
Laura Coghlan-Adam, Activities, concludes “Everyone living at the Home really felt as though they were at a music festival, it was just a great atmosphere throughout. We hope the large array of photographs captured, does justice to the truly wonderful experience we all had.”