Welcome to Minstead Trust’s online day opportunities sessions.

While the coronavirus outbreak means that we can’t keep our services open, we will be bringing you daily sessions for you to try at home.

We hope you enjoy these sessions and they help keep you happy and healthy at home.

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Wednesday 27 May

Join Tom to see how you could make your own house for toads in your back garden and do your bit to encourage wildlife.

Libby from Hanger Farm Community Theatre leads you through a sing along of ‘If I only had a brain’ from Wizard of Oz.

Week six

  • Tuesday 26 May - Community Theatre

    Our series of Wizard of Oz sessions from Hanger Farm Community Theatre team continues with a craft lesson on how to make your own scarecrow.

    Learn how to act like a scarecrow!

Week five

  • Monday 18 May - yoga and Community Theatre

    Learn some yoga poses with Zoe.

    Learn to sing ‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’ with Makaton signs. Join Libby from Hanger Farm Community Theatre.

    Create a yellow brick road with Amy from Hanger Farm Community Theatre.

     

  • Tuesday 19 May - get moving and garden tips

    A special guest appearance, as Andrew from Mencap gets us up and moving this morning.

    Sow and grow with John from New Forest Day Opportunities. This week John is planting leeks, sweetcorn and sweet peas as well as caring for the tomato plants in the greenhouse.

     

  • Wednesday 20 May - Hanger Farm Community Theatre

    Hugo from Hanger Farm Community Theatre helps us think about the sounds that may make us a soundscape for the journey along the yellow brick road.

    Have some fun with Jo from Hanger Farm Community Theatre as she shows us how to make ourselves sound like munchkins.

     

  • Thursday 21 May - get dancing and moving

    Learn some new dance moves from Zoe, with a special guest!

    Join Minstead Movers Donna and Tatiana for today’s session.

     

  • Friday 22 May - sing along and nature printing

    Join the sing-a-long choir with Lorraine

    Get arty with Lorraine and create some colourful prints from nature.

  • Sunday 24 May - View from the Hill

    This week’s View from the Hill from Tim is fascinating – the story of when Minstead Lodge almost slid down the hill!

Week four

  • Monday 11 May - goats and Community Theatre

    Join Jackie to see how the goats are getting on at Minstead Lodge and find out how they are mucked out.

    Make a witches hat with Amy from Hanger Farm Community Theatre

    Libby from Hanger Farm Community Theatre sings ‘Ding dong the witch is dead’ with makaton signs.

     

  • Tuesday 12 May - making pizza and a bird scarer

    Jane’s cookery session helps you make pizza at home.

    Make a bird scarer with Tom from New Forest Day Opportunities

     

  • Wednesday 13 May - sow sunflowers and Community Theatre

    Join John in the Minstead Lodge walled garden to find out how to sow sunflowers and courgettes.

    Jo from Hanger Farm Community Theatre show us how to perform as good and evil witches.

     

  • Thursday 14 May - chair exercises and make a windmill

    Chair based exercises to stay fit and healthy at home.

    Make a windmill with Vicky from New Forest Day Opportunities

     

  • Friday 15 May - home printing and making a pencil pot

    Home printing with Lorraine.

    Make a pencil pot with Lorraine

  • Sunday 17 May - View from the Hill

    Tim Selwood’s weekly View from the Hill.

Week three

  • Monday 4 May - make a wind chime and Community Theatre

    Learn how to make a wind chime for your garden.

    Join Jo from our Hanger Farm Community Theatre for a movement class based around a cyclone

  • Tuesday 5 May - bottle feeder and VE Day crafts

    Make a bottle bird feeder with Tom from New Forest Day Opportunities.

    VE Day crafts with Lorraine

  • Wednesday 6 May - Minstead Movers and Community Theatre

    Some great dance exercise for you to keep healthy and active at home.

    Click here to view the Minstead Movers session.

    You can watch the first 15 minutes online or download the full version to watch whenever you like.

    Hugo, from Hanger Farm Community Theatre shows us how to make sound scape with items found around the home.

    Make a simple cyclone with Amy from Hanger Farm Community Theatre

     

  • Thursday 7 May - VE Day baking and sowing tomatoes

    VE Day baking with Lorraine.

    Sow and grow tomatoes with John from New Forest Day Opportunities

  • Sunday 10 May - Prayer from the Hill

    Our Founder Tim Selwood with his weekly Sunday thought for the day.

Week two

  • Monday 27 April - yoga and community theatre

    Zoe (and special guest!) takes you through a simple yoga routine to try at home.

    Libby from our Hanger Farm Community Theatre teaches us ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ with Makaton

    Amy from our community theatre group invites you to make rainbows

  • Tuesday 28 April - chair exercises and sow and grow beans

    Get moving with these chair-based exercises to music with India and Donna.

    Join John from New Forest Day Opportunities for his sow and grow session. This week he shows us how to plant runner beans.

     

  • Wednesday 29 April - music quiz and community theatre

    Jason has a music quiz for you to try at home.

    Join Jo, our drama facilitator from Hanger Farm Community Theatre, for a relaxation technique we can all do at home.

     

  • Thursday 30 April - make a shaker and a bird feeder

    How to make a shaker at home to use during this evening’s clap for carers.

    Join Tom in the grounds of Minstead Lodge to find out how to make a bird feeder.

  • Friday 1 May - craft flowers and fitness and dance at home

    Join Karen for a step by step session on making flowers from card.

    Fitness and dance at home with Christina

  • Sunday 3 May - View from the Hill

    Tim Selwood’s weekly Sunday message.

Week one

  • Sunday 19 April - View from the hill

    A view from the hill – Rev Tim Selwood

  • Tuesday 21 April - Minstead Movers

    Minstead Movers – dance session from Portsmouth

    John’s Sow and Grow – session one

    John from New Forest Day Opportunities brings you session one on how to sow and grow seeds from home that will bring you vegetables later this summer.

  • Wednesday 22 April - sit down dance

    Sit-down dance

    A fitness routine to do at home while sitting down, from our dance instructor Christina.

  • Thursday 23 April - craft your own windsock

    Lorraine’s craft your own windsock

  • Friday 24 April - choir singalong

    Join Lorraine and the choir for a singalong.

  • Sunday 26 April - view from the hill

    A view from the hill 2 – Rev Tim Selwood

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