According to a member of the board, when dorms on the premises were demolished a year ago, people were concerned that they had closed. She said people have their own ideas about the Home, and the Open Day allowed them to get a feel for what the Home is and does.
Therefore the Open Day was part of the Home’s strategic plan to have the institution better understood by the community.
It was also a way for the 35 children residing at the Home to socialise, and for members of the public to see the children in their own environment.
Residents of the St Michaels Home for Boys and the St Jude’s Home for Girls were also invited to take part in the activities which included a bouncy castle, games, booths from the Children’s Authority and the Centre for Human Development, an alumni booth, a craft display by some the Home’s children, and performances by both current and past residents of the Home.