Score Community Opportunities Service in Hereford offered the ‘All About Me’ course to the people they support for the first time in 2014, in partnership with Red Spark Learning, and it was incredibly popular.
All About Me helps people to talk about their lives and share what’s important to them by creating a Moviemaker movie about themselves and their lives. As well as helping to develop IT skills, the course is designed to encourage people to think about their present, their past, and their plans for the future. The course was provided as part of Herefordshire Council’s community learning programme.
Nine people participated in the 10 week course, in which a facilitator, using laptops and digital cameras, helped those taking part to work towards producing an ‘All About Me’ personalised DVD. The training was provided for free by Red Spark Learning, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company which runs a wide range of courses and workshops for adults in Herefordshire.
Rosemary Wooderson – Support Manager at Score Community Opportunities – said: “The course was a huge success, the tutor was really well liked and great at engaging people. There was a lot of laughter and excitement when ‘All About Me’ was happening. It is also proved a marvellous way for the participants to share with staff what’s really important to them. This applies particularly to people we support who do not communicate verbally.”
Take a Look
Watch Tasha’s ‘All About Me’ video:
If you’d like to know more about All About Me, and other activities for people with learning disabilities, please contact Red Spark Learning.