News Siblings Together July 2016 All the siblings were thrilled to be spending their precious weekend sibling time within what felt like a real farm setting; right next to the river Thames During July we planned a trip to an inner city farm with our group of siblings and our volunteer mentors, they were all very excited to be going to visit animals and wondered what we might find on our visit for them all to interact with. We spent the first part of the morning walking to the farm together through the woodland park in docklands, where children could chat and play on their journey, this is a crucial time for some positive interaction and calms them before a long day out together. When we arrived we could spend time with pretty much every farm animal, all were approachable and could be seen close up. Cows in the small paddocks, goats, chickens and pigs in their little farm areas, all the siblings were thrilled to be spending their precious weekend sibling time within what felt like a real farm setting; right next to the river Thames. We all sat together in the sunshine outside on the river bank, enjoying our picnic lunch, another time for fun and quiet reflection, relaxing and chilling out together. The children all enjoyed offering bags of grain to the ducks and goats, getting up close to the animals and giggling away with each other in sheer joy at this adventure. We took a great many photographs as always for the children's albums. After a long enjoyable adventure we made our way back to the centre to enjoy some calm downtime. The children worked upon their scrapbooks which will include last month's processed photographs.