Youth Club Adventure
Young volunteers (senior members) aged 14-17 years from various youth clubs in Wisbech, Elm, Murrow and Parson Drove all ventured to PGL at Caythorpe for three days of adventure and many challenges.
The group had previously obtained funding for the development of the senior member group (SMG), training and the residential from the Youth Opportunity Fund and had planned each stage as a group, whilst being supported by youth workers Alice Goose, Laura Burgess and Mike Knaggs.
During their time at PGL the group participated in a wide range of activities such as climbing, abseiling, kayaking, a challenge course, a giant swing, zip wire, archery, aeroball and the leap of faith (trapeze) which involved climbing a 30 foot pole and then jumping off the platform to then hang from a metal trapeze.
Lizzie (14), a senior member from Murrow Youth Club, described the residential as being ‘awesome!’ she also said ‘I’m so proud of myself for doing the trapeze and I’d love to go there again, it was the best thing ever!!’.
The young people all gained credits towards their ASDAN accredited award as well as gaining leadership skills, team work, improving confidence and overcoming fears.
Jordan (15), a senior member from Tuesday Youth Club who tackled his fears said it was a ‘life changing experience’.
All of the young people were a credit to the Wisbech Locality and staff at PGL commented on their manners and fantastic encouragement and respect for one another. Leanne (16), a senior member from OffStreet Youth Club stated ‘it was really good and from it I feel everyone has learnt how valuable encouragement is and how best to give it’.