by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor I have travelled to… Macedonia I liked educating children with learning disabilities and Down’s syndrome. Click here to read more about my trip to Macedonia. America, North Carolina I liked seeing family and traveling  around. France,  Lourdes  I went on a pilgrimage with a trust. Switzerland, Geneva I went […]

Positive Thinking

by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor Being positive makes you feel good inside. It will help you to relax. It helps you with stress and anxiety. Here are some tips about positive thinking: It’s good to talk to people if you are not feeling positive Focus on the positives You can ask your friends for […]

Kate’s summer…what I have been up to so far

by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor I have had a really good time at the Salvation Army week; it was great to be back to see the people that I have known together as a big family, there was 3 day trips Longleat, Pittsville Park and a train ride in Cheltenham. Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway […]

It’s summertime!

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by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor Now it’s summertime people! I hope you all enjoy your summer, have fun and enjoy the lovely sunshine with family and friends…how exciting is that! Bring out the BBQ and feel Hot Hot  Hot. I am having a great summer so far. I am going away to Gloucestershire and […]

Raising awareness

by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor In my Blog today I am talking about raising awareness. The DSA is working on giving people with Down’s syndrome opportunities to work, having a voice and being fully included in their communities and staying active there. DSActive encourage people with Down’s syndrome to be more active by playing sports such […]

Training and education

by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor I have been educated at school and they helped me to prepare for work experiences. I did work that could lead into more training. I did that at the college office, the DSA, day centre and the Polka Theatre. I have learnt a lot of skills over the years […]

My favourite literature and authors

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by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor My mum taught me to read when I was little. When I was younger I used to read a book called Dogger by Shirley Hughes. My favourite book to read growing up was Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  I liked the book because it was funny […]

DSActive National Football Festival

by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor The DSActive National Football Festival headed to Portway Lifestyle Centre in Birmingham.  21 teams came from all over the country to take part in the tournament. Last year there was  only 15 teams – it was DSActive biggest festival yet!! Each team had 5 players. They were in 4 […]