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At Trinity House, we have loved our fruit this month with fruit kebabs, fruit smoothies and chocolate-covered fruit. We also have loved our outings; we have been to Edinburgh Zoo for a resident’s birthday wish and we went out on a canal boat with everyone loved.
The excursion to Edinburgh Zoo as organised by the activities team, aimed to bring joy and a sense of wonder to our residents, fostering meaningful interactions with the natural world.
Edinburgh Zoo, known for its commitment to animal conservation and welfare, proved to be an ideal destination for the residents. Encountering a multitude of fascinating creatures from around the world, their visit provided a unique opportunity to connect with nature and relish the beauty of wildlife.
Residents were given informative talks about various animals, learning about their habitats, diets, and behaviors. Residents expressed their delight and were grateful to witness such extraordinary animals up close. Some fondly recalled childhood memories of visiting zoos with their families, while others were fascinated to observe such exotic creatures in person... the Giant Panda was a big favourite with residents!
The excursion to Edinburgh Zoo provided a wonderful opportunity for residents to socialise with one another, further strengthening their friendships, and the interactions between the residents and the animals sparked conversations, reminiscences, and laughter, reinforcing the positive impact of such outings.
The fruit activities took place as our residents love their fruit and we had chocolate-covered fruit for national chocolate day to make it a little more nutritious with a helping of fruit. The fruit was delicious on its own, and even better with some melted chocolate! Residents also took part in making some fruity smoothies which went down a treat; helping residents to get in their five a day in a fun and tasty way!
Our activities team loves to come up with creative ways in which food can be enjoyed. Going on trips into the local community is something that residents adore doing, and we are so lucky to be located in such a beautiful setting in our hometown of Edinburgh, which enables us to get out and explore new places and partake in activities on a regular basis.