site logo

Mencap Day

Over 800 people with a learning disability, their families and friends were invited to Millfield to enjoy the school’s sports and creative facilities.

Mencap Day, now in its 30th year, offers people with a learning disability an opportunity to try out things such as badminton, barn dancing, cookery, golf putting and a water pistol shooting gallery, activities they may never have had a chance to do previously. Attendees also enjoyed face and nail painting, a magician, a drum workshop and a very thrilling tug of war.

Sixth Form pupils helped organise the day, which invites local Mencap groups from across Somerset to attend. The whole school was involved in the preparation, with pupils acting as guides on the day.

Images from the 2018 event are here.

Aims

Those with a learning disability to try out activities using Millfield's facilities.

Event organisation skills for pupils.

Background

30 years.

Resources

Various sporting facilities and grounds.

Teaching and non-teaching staff to supervise.

Pupil Involvement

All Millfield pupils involved.

Frequency

Ongoing project - annual event.