Building self esteem and team working are just two of the benefits of two residentials held around October half term as part of a wider project encouraging young people to consider their options around higher learning.
Two groups of 25 young people from BME background in Preston headed to North Wales for a fun filled weekend of activities including aeroball, archery and caving to help the young people between 11 and 16 to meet new people as well as learning new skills including team working and communications.
The project works closely with the Jamea Masjid Youth Club in Preston to improve the provision of information, advice and guidance about the range of options available and the paths they can follow into higher learning.
Also attending the residentials were students from local colleges and university who shared their experience of student life as well as acting as mentors and ambassadors for the young people.
The students taking part in the project had the chance to visit UCLan’s Preston campus at their latest Open Day to have a look round the campus, try out some of the facilities and take part in a series of workshops around Higher Education and career paths.
The project will be rounded off with a final session where they will have a chance to look back at photos and videos of the project as well as receive a certificate for taking part.