Young patients at Ellern Mede Barnet who remain in hospital over half term will continue to receive therapies and won’t be missing out on any fun in their free time, thanks to a busy and creative calendar they have arranged with the Activities Team, Sura and Jasmine.

Monday: Mini Golf before lunch; A Spring Quiz followed by a coffee walk after lunch; designing ‘Kindness Boxes’ in the afternoon and Make Up Art followed by movie time after dinner.

Tuesday: Garden Tie Dye creative group before lunch; making decorations for the hospital and garden for the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations after lunch before heading off on a trip to the Serpentine Gallery in London to see art installation, ‘Alienarium 5’.  Patient-led activities are an option after dinner along with movie time.

Wednesday: A boat trip on Camden Lock with a social lunch out in Camden afterwards.

Thursday: Breakfast Club; Patient-led activities through the day followed by movie time after dinner.

Friday through to Sunday: The wards will have been decorated for the Jubilee and patients will lead on activities throughout the weekend.

The show Alienarium 5 is a multi-user virtual reality experience. The Serpentine describes: “Alienarium 5 is a speculative environment that invites us to imagine possible encounters with extraterrestrials. It is Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s first major solo show in the UK since 2008. It is a culmination of the artist’s decades-long interest in science fiction.”