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Hugh writes about a trip to the Royal Pavilion, the swimming baths and the theatre

25 February 2013

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Today I am off on a Spiral outing to the Royal Pavilion which has been organised by Chris Page. First I go to the hotel that's near the library and have my breakfast. Kim comes to ind me to take me over to the Royal Pavilion. We go for a ride in the Spiral's minibus to pick people up to come on the outing. I enjoyed myself at the Royal Pavilion today with Spiral. My favourite room was the kitchen. We had lunch outside in the Royal Pavilion Gardens and listened to a busker playing some...

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James writes about BBC1's Penguins: Spy in the Huddle documentary

25 February 2013

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I saw Penguins yesterday afternoon on the TV on bbc1 they are white with a black beak. They had babies underneath them.

One of the penguins had a camera. It was a model of a penguin with a camera inside. They are walking hundreds of them.

They are walking this way looking for fish. They have little ones. The adult penguins keep them warm.

The penguins are on tonight. On BBC1 at 9pm.

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Alex writes about things she likes to see

1 December 2012

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photo of a man looking at a horse and reading its name on a plaque in a stable

I like to see new things, like horses. We went to Ferring Country Centre. I stroked the horses and read their names. I don’t remember their names. But I know one is called Alfie. I would like to ride a horse some day. We also looked at the farm. They have goats, hens, turkeys and pigs. I would like to go back to the farm soon. They have lots of gates at the farm. You have to close the gates behind you or the animals will get out. I still liked the horses...

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Bits and pieces about Grace Eyre by Elaine

28 October 2012

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Grace Eyre Woodhead started the Guardianship society in 1913. 
In 1914  a day  centre was  opened offering Industrial training
In 1950: The Guardianship  society moved  to  Avondale Road 
And in 1988  the  Guardianship society changed its name to The Grace Eyre Foundation I have been coming here for many years. It’s a good  place to be. I like singing and dancing in the theatre. 
We used  to...

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Juliet writes about her holiday at Pontins-Southport Holiday Park

17 September 2012

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I  went to Pontins in South Port with Spiral. Zoe and her friend Janette came too.  We went on the tram and saw the Blackpool lights.  We also saw the Blackpool lights from the minibus. We had dinner out at a chippy. I had sausage and chips and a coke to drink. We went on a steam train and a boat. We saw Wallace and Gromit in Space. There was a space ride. It was interesting going into space. It felt like being on a roller coaster. We went to the place where the Beatles used to...

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Lauretta writes about her interest in sport

10 September 2012

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I like helping at home.
I live with my two sisters, my Mum and my Dad.
I like to let myself in the door.
I like sport.  I like watching it.
I play football every Thursday at Grace Eyre.
I LIKE Frank LAMPARD.
He plays for Chelsea.  He is
Number 8 and my boy!

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James writes about a Grace Eyre trip to the local bus depot

7 September 2012

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We went to visit the bus depot near Hove station on 3 September. It was lovely going on the open top bus along the seafront. Some of us went upstairs but we stayed downstairs. We had some biscuits – custard creams and ginger nuts. We did some role play on the bus. I practiced being assertive by asking someone politely if they would give up their seat. And they did. On the way we practiced what we would do if we missed our stop. They showed us pictures of landmarks to look out for such as...

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Hugh writes about his holiday to Benidorm in August

6 September 2012

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But now I am off to the Buddhist centre to do my relaxation where I put my mat down on the floor. I like relaxing, listening to calming music that’s called 'Piano by the Sea'. It makes me dream about me being on the beach in Eastbourne or Littlehampton. Here I am off to Benidorm for 2 weeks to stay in a hotel that’s called Benilux. The weather will be very hot and sunny every day in Benidorm. Whilst in Brighton station ready to catch the train to Gatwick Airport, I bought...

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Hala Exander writes about swimming with Special Olympics Brighton and Hove

7 August 2012

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special olympics logo

Special Olympics Brighton and Hove is a sports club for people with learning disabilities. It encourages people to be active. 

I do swimming and my favourite strokes are front crawl and breast stroke I have entered lots of competitions.

I won a silver medal  for a  50 metre race. 

For the competitions I have to wear a black hat. I have goggles to stop  the water  stinging my  eyes.

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Alex Yetton writes about his interest in gaming

6 August 2012

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Hi my name is Alex
I like gaming because it is fun and I am good at it
Super Monkey Ball is my favorite game
It is a fantastic game
In the game you have to play
The next game I want to play is called Cooking Mamma
A girl is in this game
I play games on a Wii
The Wii is in my bedroom
I play games on a Sunday after taking Sammy my dog for a walk.

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Betty Todman, Susan Street, Kier Dean and James Grantham talk to Peter Cutts about the Rockets visual arts group

6 August 2012

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1) How many years have you been you Rockets? A long time I don’t know how many years. 2) How do you get to Rockets? By minibus. 3) What do you like to do at rockets? Drawing is my favourite. 4) Have you been to the exhibition in London? No I haven’t been to the exhibition in London. 5) Do you have any pictures at the gallery in Brighton? Yes I have lots of pictures in the gallery in Brighton. 6) Have you sold any Art? Yes I sold some at the festival – Open House in May. 7)...

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Jonny Schachter writes about his interest in boxing legend Muhammad Ali

6 August 2012

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When I was 8 years old, our family  moved to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Previously, we lived in London, England. We went to Canada in 1965. We came by boat and I still remember the trip. When we moved to Edmonton, my  brother and sister lived with us but moved out about three years later. Eric and Marion are ten years older than me. So I lived with mum and dad for thirteen years  which sort of made me an only child. I miss my life in Edmonton and my old high school called...

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