The School House is a centre providing a wide range of activities and support to enhance the well-being of people as they age.
The Cafe provides a valuable community resource for all. The overall aim of the project is to provide much needed services in a rapidly expanding residential area with very few amenities. We will create opportunities for people who find themselves lonely and socially isolated and those living with or caring for someone with dementia
and other mental or physical health problems, to interact with others, receive support, information and guidance and partake in a wide range of therapeutic and enjoyable activities within the School House and wider afield.
The School House Café will also encourage people to come to the area and provide a facility for those who work nearby or are passing through.
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Come and sing with us for free! Just a reminder that the first session of The Voice Project @ The School House on 14th March is free and open to all. Why not come along and have a go! Poringland and Surrounding Area Community Group Mulbarton Community Noticeboard - UK Secret Norwich Dementia Friendly Norwich Norwich Dementia And Alzheimer's Community Loddon and Chedgrave Recommend Wymondham Ways Alpington and Bergh Apton community watch Poringland & District Men's Shed Age UK Norwich Age UK Norfolk
The Voice Project is for anyone who enjoys singing and who would like the opportunity to sing with other people in a fun and relaxed environment. Singing in a group is a great social activity that makes you feel wonderful. There is no need to be able to read music or even sing, simply an enjoyment of singing and music and a willingness to try something new is all that is required. Carys, our Voice Project leader, is keen to spread the enthusiasm to sing and create music in a fun, friendly and non-competitive atmosphere. Carys has a wealth of experience having studied music and performed in various ensembles from Folk to Jazz and Popular music over the last 12 years. Join our weekly classes which will be every Wednesday 1:15 at The School House. Younger, older, female / male / other, can sing, can't sing - we need you all. First class on 14th March is free, then each session costs £5. Please call on 01508495784 to book your place (accept this invite on Facebook too - but please call to confirm).
The School House is open again today - we've just got in! Restricted menu - but plenty of food and drink on offer and we've had a milk delivery! A massive thank you yet again to Nikki and to the local heroes who brought milk, helped us stack the dishwasher and generally helped out #Poringlandsolidarity
Useful resources from Age UK Norfolk here. We're linked on Facebook and Instagram too! https://www.ageuk.org.uk/norfolk/
OK - we're open! Restricted menu today and we may have to close a little early... Our wonderful skeleton staff (sorry Nikki) are working hard to do what they can. Vegan milks (oat, almond, rice) available at the moment (please bring your own / contributions if you need cow juice - we're trying to source some).
We're not yet sure when / if / how much we'll be able to open today. One team member on foot, another following a snow plough at the moment. We'll update as soon as we can
Sorry - no Tai Chi or Radiant Woman Qigong today ❄️❄️❄️ Following advice to stay home. Even tractors are battling to get through - and as quickly as they clear the roads, the wind blows the snow back on. Hope everybody is keeping warm.
Want some ideas for simple ways you can help The School House and our mission to support the local community in promoting healthy and happy ageing? Here's a few - pick one or do them all! + please suggest others: - Invite friends to "Like" our page - Invite friends to join our "Group" if they want to get involved https://www.facebook.com/groups/2004377726495553/?ref=bookmarks - "Recommend" The School House on Facebook - Review The School House on Facebook - Review us on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186342-d13430765-Reviews-The_School_House-Norwich_Norfolk_East_Anglia_England.html - Review us on Google Maps https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/The+School+Housefirstname.lastname@example.org,1.3389892,17z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x47d9e4fa3e42fccf:0x446294c2d8c59248!2sThe+School+House!8m2!3d52.5762053!4d1.3411779!3m4!1s0x0:0xe9ecd4d7fbf91188!8m2!3d52.5759261!4d1.341311 - Help promote The School House on local community forums you're part of (Poringland + Surrounding, Secret Norwich, Mulbarton, Loddon, Wymondham, Alpington, - Hand out some of our flyers in your local streets (pick up from the office) - Put our flyers or an article in local newsletters / school bulletins - Post on our Group some ideas about the healthy / happy ageing activities you'd like to see (or like to run) - Connect us with other organisations with similar aims that we can work with (dementia, loneliness, ageing in particular) - Help us find companies, charities, government or philanthropic organisations that could help us with funding (for specific items like a minibus / sound system or for general expenses + activities) - Keep coming to visit!
It's been great fun helping Poringland through two snowy days and great to now have 249 people following our page!
We're open again today! Skeleton staff (so please be patient or come and help us make the tea) and we may have to ration some of the menu options if supplies run low - but we're here.
Do you like to sing? A new regular event at The School House. Contact details in the flyer attached
What's on at The School House? Our first events - more to come. Get in touch if you're interested, have questions or suggestions