Pastoral Care facilitated another visit to Newman College Marine Centre for residents from Emmaus and St Agnes House on Friday 18 June. It was September 2018 the last time the Men’s Group made such a visit.
Many of the men in the group have a connection with the ocean through swimming, boating and recreational fishing. For example, St Agnes resident, Gerry Voisin, could boast of having caught a record 25.4 kg (56 lb in the old weights) Murray Cod from Lake Keepit!
The visit to the Marine Centre at Newman Senior Technical College was hosted by staff, Marine Studies Coordinator Warren Bridge and Jack Cheyne and included a guided tour of the various tanks of fish and marine life and demonstrations of how the different fish were fed.
The sights sound and smells of the Marine Centre brought back happy times for the group, who were totally engaged throughout the visit.
Before leaving, the group enjoyed lunch in the Food Project Café at Newman College prepared by Newman College hospitality students, under the guidance of teacher, Helen Bagust. Here, Students who had worked alongside the residents as training carers, reunited and chatted over lunch!