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Luce Foundation Trip 2023 – 395/2023

By June 15, 2023 No Comments

A group of nine Laguna Youth Club members took part in a week-long trip to England. The participants were selected based on their positive participation and good behaviour displayed in the last six months of youth club sessions with many experiencing flying and visiting UK for the very first time.

The first half of the trip took place in an outdoor activity centre in the south of England called ‘Avon Tyrell’ where the group took part in a variety of both team and individual based activities. The activities included Zip Wiring, High Ropes, Trust Walks, Adventure Trails, Orienteering and evening camp fires.

These activities enabled the group to explore the outdoors whilst challenging themselves and promoting team bonding at the same time. The trip continued on to London with the group being treated to typical sightseeing, navigating the London Underground, a visit to Madame Tussaud’s, Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre and topped off with a visit to Westfield Shopping Centre.

Overall, the group really benefitted from this once in a lifetime experience with an array of learning outcomes. They learned to navigate through London, how to work together in a team, problem solving, building resilience, budgeting, how to communicate with peers and the public and experience real city life.

The Gibraltar Youth Service would like to thank the Luce Foundation for funding this trip and their continuous support for over twenty years. A special thank you to Mr Paul Williams, a private funder for his kind donation covering the costs of the theatre tickets for the group and to Nicole Jones from the EV Foundation for the generous contribution towards some of the young people in the group. Thank you to Megan’s restaurant for hosting us on our final night in London at no cost.

For further enquiries on youth work provision, please email Mark Zammit on mzammit@gibraltar.gov.go or call 20078637.