A group of Year 7 music students marked Dementia Awareness Week by joining care home residents in a drumming workshop.
The six students went to Manor Court
care home in Plymouth on 22 May 2014 to take part in the hour-long music
session led by Lorna Coulson, a dementia consultant, who
specifically invited students from the College to join the workshop.
"The session related to the honouring
of the elders through rhythm and song," explained music teacher Mr
"All of the children were very involved in the
session and played on numerous drums, including a large drum called Spirit Of
The Sound made from British Buffalo.
"All of the students represented the College
fantastically and engaged with the residents throughout the session."
and light the fire in your belly and explore...
Who you truly are and Who
you want to be...
“As women we give out so much of the time.
This is a workshop designed for women who give and who would like space for
themselves to replenish their internal storehouse. We welcome women who would
like to reconnect with themselves and their roots with music, creativity,
laughter and maybe a few tears...”
Nov 19th 2016
Lorna and The Firewomen work with
drumming and creativity and have been honoured with some inspirational ways of
working from a Canadian First Nations Elder. The team are all experienced in
womens work. The leaders are HCPC registered and Lorna who has designed the workshop has been
nationally recognised for her womens groupwork.
This is a small workshop. We are only offering up to 8-10
places and will offer a follow-up if the group wish.
The venue is a house fairly central in Plymouth and
will be given on booking. Tea and coffee will be provided and please bring finger
food to share for lunch to go with the Veggie soup we are making.
We are asking for a minimumdonation of £40
which will all go to CHIL.
to book contact Becky at CHIL or
CHIL (Community Health In Lipson) - work with people to help them where they are.
They work locally in Plymouth empowering people in the community find richer lives in the face of mental health and other challenges they may live with.
We are giving our time for free, honouring the women who are running CHIL and all proceeds will go to help keep CHIL doing the amazing work they do so well.
Incredible time at conference with workers from CQC, Purple Angels, Southern Shore Care and singer Anne Marie Waite. Made so many new friends.
I was honoured to speak at this conference on my Model of person centred care approach and Dementia Detectives Care model.
I also ran a drum workshop on using the drums for wellbeing and the attendees raised the roof and even wrote a song with me celebrating the day set aside to work towards even better support for people living with Dementia.
I joined the Purple Angels as I met their founder Norm McNamara.....