Young Bristol and Youth Moves break Bristol postcode divide!

Thanks to the staff at Hartcliffe Youth Club, we took over 20 young people on a Barton Camp residential!


On Wednesday 26th October, members of Hartcliffe Youth Club travelled to Barton Camp for a two-night getaway! For some of these young people, it was their first time away without their families. Before the coaches arrived, the group came together to eat lunch and discuss what their adventures would entail. It was great to hear all young people buzzing with excitement for their trip away together.

After a long wait for the coaches and an even longer drive, they arrived at Barton Camp. The group had time to relax, unpack and settle into their surroundings before getting involved with the wide range of activities that were on offer.

The rest of the day was spent doing a wide range of activities, including making jam jar lanterns. As Halloween was swiftly approaching, it was great for the group to do some Halloween themed activities to get them in the spirits for the spooky season.  Young people were able to get stuck into this activity by using a wide range of craft materials. The group created some marvelllous lanterns which they took home to display.

Thursday 27th October, the group partnered with Youth Moves! This gave our young people the opportunity to engage and bond with a new group of people. The group from Youth Moves happened to be from Knowle, who currently have a postcode divide with Hartcliffe. 50 young people, who would never normally meet, joined together to make new bonds and friendships. Amazingly, this broke down barriers between the postcode divide!

The group finished off their trip with a splash in the pool. They all had endless turns on the slide which was enough to make anyone dizzy. In the pool, the two groups of young people met for the last time before returning home. It was amazing to see them bond once more.

Friday 28th October, the group said their final goodbyes to Barton Camp. Our young people returned home worn out from their first trip away together. The residential trip was enjoyed by all of our staff and young people!

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