Last Saturday, a group of young people from Barnsley representing different cultures and backgrounds, achieved their challenge to climb the highest mountain in England and Wales. Despite the soaring temperature, the young people from our Lundwood and Belonging in Barnsley groups kept their cool and made it to the top.
After a year of planning, including 6 month gym memberships for some to prepare for the physical challenge of tackling Snowdon, many practise walks in the Peak District and making all the necessary bookings and arrangements themselves, the young people were excited to have finally conquered their goal. Shay, from the Belonging in Barnsley group said, “This has been one of the biggest experiences of my life and it has helped to boost my confidence.”
An original planned attempt in April had to be called off due to freak snow conditions, so it was a relief to the young people to finally make it to Snowdonia. Our work with the groups is funded by the BBC’s Children in Need and the Big Lottery Fund, and the group showed their appreciation by acknowledging the support they had received at the summit. Our work continues in Barnsley and new project challenges are already being planned by the groups.