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The CDI team recently paired up with our friends at Oxford University to organise an Inter generational trip to the Arboretum. Set in the most idyllic of surroundings and blessed with some gorgeous weather, the trip proved a ‘huge hit’ with youngsters and seniors alike. One junior even commenting it was the ‘Best day of his life’.

Who could argue? From the moment we arrived in our convoy of four minibuses, we were greeted by an assemble of beautifully coloured peacocks, many of whom took great delight in showing off their beautiful plumage.

An array of activities, including a woodland forage and collection of items for artistic group designs was followed by a wonderful ‘Picnic in the park’ organised expertly, as always, by Martha from the University. Later, following more ventures around the beautiful surrounds, cakes made by Jean and her team of junior helpers at our ‘Botanical bake off’, were devoured before the opportunity to partake in one final activity of leaf printing.

Sun printing with Susan (left) and Laura (centre) with Arboretum artist (Right)

Many thanks to Martha and her team at Oxford University - A great day had by all and in the case of one junior ‘His BEST EVER !’

- LeysCDI Team