On the 27th May 2016 we had our first annual Achievement Day event held at Culture Fusion in Bradford. This afternoon celebration was designed to recognise and commend our service users (members) on all of their achievements across the last year whilst at Specialist Autism Services.
Attendees were treated to speeches from our Development Manager, David Newell, musical performances from various members, a number of speeches from some of our members regarding their achievements and the much important tea and biscuits!
We particularly enjoyed a poem read by Alex, a Bradford member, regarding achievement as well as Michael’s talk about his proudest achievement, creating a DVD about a day in the life of the Flying Scotsman.
We also had the pleasure of a performance from our in-house band, Top whack, and visits from our York and Social skills evening groups.
The grand event was the unveiling of our Achievement Wall. Each member had the opportunity to create a brick that detailed his or her achievements across the last year. Some examples of the wonderful achievements the members have made this year include building more friendships, improving confidence and developing different social skills.
We’d like to say a big well done to all of our staff and members that we know have put so much time and effort into making this event a success. This proved to be a really positive day for all involved and we look forward to doing it all again next year!
This is what some of our staff and members thought of the event:
“I felt achievement day was awesome in general” – Peter, Bradford member.
“What a brilliant day. I’m very proud of all of our members and staff, so many talents and so many kind people” – Beth, Bradford site manager.
“A great offer by every member and staff at SAS. What a good year so far! All good talent from Top Whack, keep up the good work” – Anthony, Bradford member.
“A lovely occasion to celebrate the small and big things we do everyday of our lives! So much talent and good will around.” – Caroline, Skills mentor.