Published Friday 18th November 2022

This week has been Herefordshire Week at St Michael’s.

From meeting a Herefordshire Bull to learning all about our county during a pub quiz, we’ve learned a lot about this great place we call home.

Each activity was devised by our Therapy team to provide mental, physical and emotional wellbeing to our patients, working on individualised therapy goals such as balance, dexterity and cognitive skills. 

We enjoyed an excellent interactive talk from Ian Craigan about the origins of wassailing – accompanied by Westons cider-tasting and Tyrrells crisps munching. 

Patients were taught how to make corn dollies; Nigel Hand from Herefordshire Wildlife Trust spoke about snakes and amphibians; Ian Craigan gave us the origins of wassailing.

Patients were invited to The Open Arms for a county-based quiz, then we were excited to welcome Free Town Valiant – a beautiful Herefordshire bull – for a brief outdoor tour which delighted patients and staff.   

Alongside these sessions, patients have been given Herefordshire-themed activity packs as well as having the opportunity to complete a local landmarks trail around St Michael’s. 

Thank you to everyone who helped make this week such a memorable celebration of Herefordshire.