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Celebrating the Olympics through song

Staff and customers from two West Sussex County Council services for adults with learning difficulties have joined with primary school children to sing about the Olympics.

People from Durrington-based The Pines and The Oak Community Project day service in Rustington used sign language and other artistic media as they sang five songs from the Singathlon Olympic-themed song book along with children from The Laurels Primary School and Field Place First School.

The Singathlon is an Olympic-inspired songbook for primary age children celebrating sport, healthy living and achieving goals.

Among songs the group sang were “Try Your Best” and “Bronze, Silver and Gold”.

Among dignitaries who attended was Peter Catchpole, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Adults’ Services.

Peter said: “I have had an enjoyable time listening to our customers and the children combining their talents to celebrate the Olympics.

“The event was a perfect illustration of our philosophy of encouraging inclusiveness and community involvement for people who are at risk of being marginalised in our society.”

The Pines Day Service offers a wide range of activities and resources for adults with learning difficulties. It also provides services for people with profound and complex needs.

The Oak Community Project based in Rustington and Littlehampton is a community-based day service supporting individuals to be integrated into their own community through horticulture, photography and life skill support.