After a hard day at school our residents love to come down to Crossfield House to relax for the evening.

We love our evening’s activities and participated in a wide variety this autumn term. Some enjoy staying in and watching a film within the comforts of our cinema room, complete with sofas, cushions and bean bags. Others enjoy our recreation room with our pool table and apple mac computers.

We also, like to watch TV and play on the Xbox.

Lots of us enjoy sport and keeping healthy and spend our nights playing football, volley ball and other various sports in the gym.

For the more adventurous we enjoy weekly visits to our local swimming pool, where our residents have made some amazing progress with their swimming this term, with the help from staff.

Most of residents enjoy the great outdoors and love to have weekly visits to our parks, coastal areas and countryside. During the colder nights we also enjoy a range of cooking and crafts.  During our autumn term we took part in enterprise, making gifts to sell and then using the money we made to recover our pool table.

Most importantly we enjoy our activities together, making friends, making memories and having a great time.


Seaham Beach

Sea Glassing at Seaham beach is one of the favourite beach trips. The lads love to collect sea glass and on occasions have had some great finds. The competition is always on to find the rarest piece.

Mosaic Art

This term the residents have particularly enjoyed some quiet and relaxation time, completing the mosaic art pictures. They have taken pride in their work and completed them to a very high standard.  Well Done!


Shopping at Ikea The boys enjoyed shopping in Ikea and tried out the seats the beds, and the food. They purchased picture frames for their mosaic project, and spent their pocket money on various items

Brazilian Circus

The residents enjoyed a trip to the Brazilian Circus at Blaydon Rugby club and were blown away by some of the acts. This was a first experience for many including some staff, and each one of us had a great time. The lads absolutely loved the motorbike cage and were...

Saltwell Park

The maize at Saltwell Park is a firm favourite for visits out of school and has been very popular this term. They also enjoying climbing the trees and generally walking around the park chatting about the wildlife.