‘Only hours after contractors made the finishing touches to All About Me, a whole group of guests including HDSSG’s Jack and his younger brother Alex were invited to explore the gallery in the company of its new ambassador – Paralympian Hannah Cockcroft. Leigh-Anne Stradeski, Eureka’s chief executive, gave a speech thanking all the numerous people who made it happen but also drew attention to the important messages the gallery aims to deliver.’
Eureka said “Creating and installing this new gallery is not just about putting in exhibits so that everything is shiny and new. All About Me is a gallery of our time, reflecting the interests, issues and concerns of children and families today and helping solve the social and health problems of tomorrow.”
The boys had a great time trying out all the new interactive exhibits. There are fabulous things to touch, smell, climb, reach for, look at, try out, watch, listen for… it really is a sensory wonderland! The models Eureka have chosen throughout the new area represent the wonderfully diverse society we live in and is a very true representation of the families they hope will visit their museum. They include images of families & children from all sorts of backgrounds, nationalities and abilities. Very refreshing.
We were thrilled that Jack had been asked to model for the project and you can see him in no less than 5 different areas! How’s that for inclusion!
So if you pop along to the museum look out for Jack won’t you….you can even have a dance with him!
The ‘All About Me’ gallery opens to the public this Friday (29.03.13) and is well worth a visit. For more info visit Eureka’s website
COMING SOON – a fabulous unique calendar put together by Huddersfield’s Shabang! Theatre Adventures – a creative arts project working with families and children with additional needs.
The 2013 calendar features fantastic pictures of little stars in typical Shabang! style all supported by signs and symbols!
The calendar will retail at £9.99 with all profits going directly to fund the brilliant projects that Shabang! offer.
Here’s a sneak preview of some of our HDSSG stars in December….
That’s Christmas sorted then!!
Here at Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group we wanted to compile a booklet reflecting our group and some of the members in it. With the help of photos sent in from our families and the artful eye of Mark Travis it is now ready! We will be including these booklets in our ‘new parent’ packs that will be distributed in our local hospitals and given to our contact families to share. It will also be kept under our ‘new parent’ section of the website for anyone to download if they wish.
We hope you enjoy meeting some of the fantastic children that make up Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group.
Massive thanks to Mark Travis for the design and to Sanderson Associates for their contribution and support as always.