Posted: Wed 13th Apr 2016

Llaingoch Youth Club Enjoys The Great Outdoors! /
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Apr 13th, 2016

Sixteen members from Llaingoch Youth Club have been very busy over the winter working on a project based on outdoor activities, nature and the environment. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The young people from Holyhead have been learning basic navigation skills, from recognising compass bearings to reading a map, and also worked on improving their knowledge of the Countryside Code. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Some of the members also took part in a residential activity where they stayed in Ty’r Ysgol, Rhyd Ddu (Gwynedd County Council’s Outdoor Centre & Bunkhouse), situated at the foot of Snowdon and the Nantlle Ridge. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Anglesey’s Principal Youth Officer, Enid Williams said, “This was a great opportunity for the young people of Llaingoch. They took part in many different activities, including navigating in Beddgelert Forest, a nature hunt identifying tracks and leaves, and learning how to canoe on the Padarn Lake, Llanberis. They were also given the responsibility of shopping for their own food provisions and cooking their meals in the self-catering outdoor center.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Youth and Community worker, Sharon Bibby added, “I’m very proud of the young people who took part in the project. Their recent outdoor experiences has enabled them to successfully complete a PaddlePower Award in canoeing, a Discovery level John Muir Award for their work with wildlife and the environment, and a Bronze Young Navigator Award.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The project’s aim was to raise awareness of our environment and its importance, and will help these young people work towards gaining their Youth Achievement award.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you’d like to take part in similar activities please contact Sharon Bibby on (01407) 765101, email or visit our website Youth Services. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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