London Programme with Chance to Shine Street Project and Surrey Cricket Foundation
Our programme in partnership with Chance to Shine and Surrey Cricket Foundation involves students from the Croydon Street Youth Project visiting Arundel to take part in cricket, bushcraft, outdoor learning and adventure. The three day residential programme combines a range of activities and challenges to help young people develop their personal, social and physical skills and to experience life outside of London.
About the programme
Children selected from Chance to Shine Street Youth Project visit ACCF for a three day residential experience including cricket activities, a bushcraft challenge and a tour of Arundel Castle. The group stay overnight at Lodge Hill Activity Centre where children take part in a variety of exciting adventure and woodland activities including archery, abseiling and making their own campfire. The final day of the trip involves all participants in a cricket match at the Arundel Castle Cricket ground and a fun trip to Littlehampton beach.
Watch our video to see how the programme is giving young people the opportunity to discover new experiences and to develop their personal, social and physical skills.
How the programme helps young people
This programme offers a holistic approach to helping young people develop their personal, social and physical skills. Through exploring exciting new experiences the children learn new skills as well as discovering more about themselves and those around them.
The range of sports and outdoor activities are designed to benefit young people’s health and wellbeing by broadening their life, learning and social experience in surroundings away from their usual environment. The children on this programme have opportunities to try new things, build important life skills, increase their self-confidence and form new friendships.
The programme is delivered in partnership with Chance to Shine and Surrey Cricket Foundation, charities with who we have a shared goal to give young people the opportunity to learn, play and develop through cricket.
What the children say about their Arundel experience:
“I loved all of it but I think the bit when we were playing cricket was my favourite. It’s been an amazing experience and it’s a dream to play on this pitch”
“Bushcraft is an amazing experience. To get out of the box and use your creativity to create shelters in the forest, it was amazing.”
“It was really nice talking to each other and socialising. Because of this lockdown it’s all been messed up so it’s nice to get to know each other again.”
Children from the Croydon Street Youth Project
“The trip has been hugely beneficial for the children and their mental health.”
Group Leader, Croydon Street Youth Project
“It’s been amazing watching the children grow in just three days, coming here quite shy and not all that willing to join in and then to see their friendships and confidence blossom and to watch them all playing together is a joy. The overall experience has been really rich and the activities have been amazing.”
Parent, Croydon Street Youth Project
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