Jimmy loves chocolate
Jimmy last went on a coach in 2000
I wrote to Cadburys before hand to tell them of the situation
and just to see what they had that we could touch, the lady that helped us was called Yvette
and she was amazing, she sent us 2 brochures a few weeks before so i could start filling jimmy with vital information before we got there.
Jimmy in starbucks – having our chocolate bar conversation, by doing this i discovered 3 bars that he did not know about
and they were Double Decker, Bourneville and Time out
Cadburys also refunded Jimmy’s tickets admission.
They also informed the various departments about our visit, to see what they could do extra to make Jimmy’s visit a bit special.
On the bus after picking Jimmy up
you can see how excited he is
Playing at the bus stop waiting for the coach
Claire mannualing to Jimmy with a stick!
Jimmys face after claire told him he has to walk!
19 miles to go
Jimmy laughing very loud!
“this is JJ” – Cheecky sod
The shop was an event in itself!
so much to feel
Jimmy making a list of what he wants to buy!
Jimmy loves Easter eggs
This took some explainig
Journey to Europe
Approached by 2 friendly pirates
WATCH THE RIDE HERE
Feeling the co co pod
shaking the pod to feel the co co beans
smelling some co co nibs
Her we go….
This was so messy and so much fun
Now thats tactile
as you can imagine Jimmy loved this
Jimmy feeling a reel of wrapping
which he told me on the way there that he remembers it is purple
Jimmy smelling a chocolate from a mold
Chocolate developement quality
Tempering the chocolate
Jimmy picked this up no problem and was able to do without my help
By feeling and doing, this is how jimmy learns.
i can sit and talk to him all day
but unless there is any objects of reference, nothing really sinks in.
By doing the task he is able to Gage size and weight, even materials.
He would not have known the word pod or mold
he may know what they are, but he may not link the name with them.
so by telling him about the chocolate making process and then letting experience it himself
this completely emerges him into the process and by touch taste and smell he finds out everything he needs to know
Having a rest and waiting for the coach
Who helped Jimmy make chocolate
he really loved you to bits
and didnt stop talking about you all the way home
you was fantastic
thanks for making our day extra special
we had an amazing day
and this was thanks to the love and commitment of the staff
nothing was to much trouble
thank you all once again