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Once upon a time there was a witch called Margaret. She wore a black coat, and a green mask and a tall black hat. She had a broomstick and a black cat and a motorbike. She was scary and she cast spells with her wand like Harry Potter.

On...

What the hell was I thinking?

Two years ago I was offered the role of creative writing teacher at Share Community; and my first reaction was to say thanks, but no thanks!

I had misread the advert, assuming the work...

Ian joined Share in September 2014 and studies digital skills with us.

Over the years, impaired vision and difficulty in coordination have meant it has been difficult for Ian to engage in mainstream training. At Share, he uses a large...

This poem was written by Share's weekly Creative Writing group.

How to be our friend - a poem...

This poem was written yesterday by members of Share's Creative Writing group.

Anger is red
Anger is orange
Anger is black

When things go wrong
When things get lost
When people don’t listen
...

At Share, music is taught as part of our life skills programme, and is proving to have far-reaching impact, helping students with coordination, concentration and speech, and improving self-esteem and confidence.

Music and rhythm, and the...

I will put in the box
Jewellery made from gold from my homeland
Sparkling gems on necklaces
My favourite picture book

I will put in the box
A smiley face
McDonald’s, pizzas and burgers
Dancing ballarinas...

Edmond has global learning disabilities and joined Share in 2014 to study life skills at Share.

Edmond is a quiet person with a gentle nature who is always interested in other people, and curious about the world around him. Although he was...

John joined Share in 1999, and studies horticulture with us for three days a week. John was very young and a little shy when he first joined Share, but it didn’t take him long to settle in and get to know everyone. It is now hard to imagine the...

Share has been working with Oak Lodge School, a residential and day school for students with hearing, speech, language and communication needs, since October 2014.

The partnership involved Jenny Shand, Share's Horticulture Manager, running...