YOUNG people from our Housing Projects enjoyed an ‘egg-cellent’ time this Easter with a series of activities during the holiday period.
The two standout events were trips to Flamingo Land theme park in North Yorkshire and an overnight stay in London for sightseeing.
Organised by Community Youth Worker Jocelyn Dennis, the trips rewarded the young people who attended for their excellent achievements so far this year.
The first trip to Flamingo Land took place on Tuesday 8th April and saw our young people (and some of our more courageous members of the staff team) try out some of the death-defying rides at the popular theme park, as well as some of the other attractions on the day.
On the following Tuesday, Jocelyn was accompanied by Foyer Project Manager Andrew Hornsby, Community Support Coordinator Mark Brewer and Relief Support Worker Hannah McMahon, as well as young people from all three of our Housing Projects for a trip to London.
The overnight stay in the capital consisted of plenty of sightseeing, especially as many of our young people had never been to London before.
Taking in the usual sights, such as Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, the group also got to explore St Paul’s Cathedral, which houses a memorial to YMCA founder Sir George Williams.
Jocelyn said: “It was a really fulfilling and enjoyable trip.
“A lot of the young people had never been to London before, so many of them found it educational, learning about the history behind buildings and also the country as a whole.
“It was also nice to visit the George Williams memorial because it gives them an idea of the history of the YMCA and how long work has been going on with young people for.”