In two weeks young people from across Barnsley will be climbing Mount Snowdon in a group that represents many different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. This challenge has seen months of preparation, with TYA providing sessions and residentials aimed at social mixing, meeting new people and making new friends, as well as preparing the group for the physical challenge of climbing the highest mountain in England and Wales.
The climb had originally been planned for April, but heavy snow and high winds meant that the event had to be put off until July and (hopefully) better weather.
One of the group taking on Snowdon is Shay. She was born in Latvia, part of a Jewish family and has travelled frequently to ensure her parents could find work. She has moved schools and homes many times during her childhood and teen years and is enjoying being settled in the UK and all the amazing work she has done with TYA. You can read more of Shay’s story here.