Young Bristol have partnered with Super Sliders UK and took young people to try out new sports!
What a great way for young people to start off their weekend! Young Bristol Outdoor Employment Programmme Trainee’s, and other young people from all over the UK were invited to University of Bath’s Sports Training Village to take part in the Bronze Super Sliders Programme. The programme was packed full of fun activities, where young people learnt how to bobsleigh and skeleton.
The day started with “off-track” workshops. The group were lucky enough to have this first workshop hosted by GB Bobsleigh legend, Lamin Deen OLY and Skeleton champion, Abi P! This workshop is where the group practised techniques and getting used to the bobsleigh and skeleton equipment.
The day continued onto “on-track” sliding sessions, getting the group on the track to practice bobsleighing and skeleton. The “on-track” sessions were led by GB legend Ben Simons MSc OLY and Donna Creighton, champion from British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association. The group were able to take it in turns to push themselves down the track, using the techniques they had learnt from the first “off-track” workshops.
After the session, an Outdoor Employment Programme Trainee said:
I loved this, when can we do it again?”
As the workshop came to a close, the group were lucky enough to get t-shirts and a bronze certificate for completing the programme. The session finished with smiling faces all round! So many positive comments surrounding the session, were said from our young people. During the session, young people were able to come out of their comfort zones and push their limits. We had a minibus full of ice sport enthusiasts. It was amazing to be able to speak to the legends of the sport. Thank you to Super Sliders for arranging a brilliant day! We look forward to the next workshop.