Gainsborough Library recently organised a trip for 19 young people aged 9-16 years to Bawdsey Manor Adventure Centre.
The trip was supported by the library’s Friends group, Voices 4 Gainsborough Library, who successfully applied for funding by UK Youth Fund, Suffolk Community Foundation Women & Girls Fund and the Suffolk County Council locality fund.
The young people took part in a range of activities to encourage team working and boost confidence. Activities included Giant Swing, Jacob's Ladder, climbing, sensory trail, archery, and challenge trail.
The feedback from the young people was extremely positive and included comments that the trip made them feel more confident and energetic and gave them ‘a sense of achievement’. They also said: “They helped me get through my fear of heights,” and “It made me believe in myself.”
Mandy Grimwood, Manager of Gainsborough Library said:
“It was great to see the young people learn to work together in teams and support and encourage each other.”