Outward bound type residential courses to stimulating and challenging rural environments with a diverse range of activities such as abseiling, canoeing and high ropes with evening night walks and games at basic self catering venues. They will achieve 50% of the Duke of Edinburgh‚Äôs Bronze Award.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1076855)
Battersea Summer Scheme primarily operates during the school summer holidays when many young have no activities or opportunities to keep them occupied. They often have absent parents and the street becomes their playground which is where many problems arise. Boredom and poverty are a dangerous combination. and with a lack of positive direction many of the young turn to crime or become victims of crime. Gang culture is high in the borough and cultural and locality issues create many problems.
The course will promote and teach inter-dependence and teamwork leading to an increase in self confidence and self esteem. It will introduce the young people to an unfamiliar environment and promote the integration of young people from rival areas. They will learn to approach new challenges with a positive outlook and will foster the ability to develop and sustain effective relationships with people that they normally would not. It encourages them to try and take up new activities
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