“It’s been over 14 years since I sat round a table to have a meal with others, I’d never been bowling before – only seen it being played in films. I was nervous before I came, but everyone was really friendly and made me feel comfortable. I’d love to have another go at bowling – perhaps once I have found a job I will be able to go.”

On December 5th 2017, a group of participants from the Steps to Work Bridges Project attended a Team Building, Communication and Social Skills event at the Tenpin Bowling followed by a delicious three course meal at the Castle Gate Hungry Horse, Dudley. Prior to the event, participants engaged in activities which included planning a journey using public transport, fun quiz and planning for a mock event.  

Many of the participants had not been bowling before, despite this – there were plenty of strikes and spares being scored!

Some of the participants in attendance are socially isolated, spending the Christmas period on their own. For one participant in particular it had been over 14 years since they had sat down with others to have a meal. Nearly all of the participants stated that they had enjoyed meeting new people at the event.

A great day was had by all, including the Project Officers!