During February half term we went on our first trip for 14 to 17s to the Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford. After settling into the accommodation, we were straight into the activities. First up, an energetic spinning masterclass from RNC’s Tim Broome before a session in the gym. After all that exercise, we were ready to fuel up on some well deserved pizza and had the chance to get to know each other well that evening over ten pin bowling.
Our first full day together saw us travel to Cardiff for a day out at Techniquest, a fantastic hands-on science museum. This was definitely not your average museum – we were able to explore, discover and be inquisitive, trying out all of the different science equipment. After lunch, we squeezed in a few more science experiments before bouncing into an afternoon at a trampoline park!
Day three and we weren’t slowing down! Luckily a clear day took us to Oaker Wood Outdoor Centre. Testing our teamwork and problem solving we took to the trees! We enjoyed a full day of high ropes activities including: free fall drop; tree trekking and zip wire. Fully exhausted but with a lot of laughs and memories from the day, we celebrated our final evening together with a lovely meal out at a nearby pub.
The final morning came too soon and saw a quick scramble to pack. Before heading home and saying goodbyes, we managed to squeeze in a very competitive game of football.
Our thanks as always go to our volunteers and to all the RNC staff who helped make it a brilliant experience.