We recently went on a residential weekend to a farm. 36 young people – some with a learning disability and some without – got a coach to Somerset. On the way, we stopped at Stonehenge for a break – we walked to the stones to take photos and stretch our legs. Then we finished our journey to Somerset.
We did a team-building activity, where we went out in the dark with torches and followed compasses to find ribbons tied to different parts of the farm. This was to help team building and break the ice. We then made keyrings of the people that matter most to us.
It was a late night – some people wanted to stay up, as there was a tuck shop.
We were up bright and early at 8am. After breakfast, we went out to do lots of activities – like feeding the animals, including chickens, pigs, horses and goats. We also did tree planting and tree climbing.
Saturday night We did karaoke and then more singing round the camp fire. I also did some interviews with the young people for the newsletter. They said what was important to them – school and how Raising Your Game has helped them. And of course, there was the tuck shop again.
We got up at 8am again. We had breakfast, packed our cases, stripped our beds and did the final activity of the weekend – a treasure hunt around the farm. Then we got back on the coach and went home. So, it all ended happily ever after.