Last month, the Oxford Lifelong Learning team were thrilled to hold their very own 80’s theme Disco for Cally, who attends the Learning Centre.
Everyone (including the staff) dressed up in their colourful costumes, with glow sticks to hand and danced to their favourite 80’s hits under the disco lights.
When asked about how the idea of a Disco came about, Kaylee Stone (Senior Learning Support Worker, Oxford Lifelong Learning) said:
“The Disco first came about just in a discussion way back in 2019, we thought it might be a good idea to do some sort of evening group at the Oxford Lifelong Learning Centre as some people don't get to socialise other than when at the Learning Centre. We also had a Friendship Ring group who we supported to attend a nightclub once a month, called Stingray, it’s a night club especially for those with learning disabilities. When the pandemic started, plans to attend these and arrange our own was put on hold. In September 2021 Stingray fully opened again, and a number of people we support were interested. So once again planning started for our own disco. Numbers and themes and prices were discussed , along with potential dates. We decided to go for the new year and see how it went, two discos down and it’s proving to be a winner, so we plan on hosting it at the end of every month.”
The success of the 80’s themed disco has resulted in future events being planned, which included their Country & Western themed party which took place this month.
“Going forward we hope to continue to in providing different opportunities with different kind of groups such as a baking club, movie night and quiz nights. These will be decided in discussion with the people who attend Oxford Lifelong Learning.”
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