Recreational Activities 2014
The Houses of Parliament Tour - August 2014
Thanks to the Croydon Central MP a group of 15 young people had the opportunity to visit both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The young people were able to visit some of the key areas of the Palace including Westminster Hall, the Queen's Robin Room, Royal Gallery and Central Lobby. They were also given a brief historical background of British political institutions.
Trip to Brighton - August 2014
37 young people enjoyed the flashing fairground rides and amusements during their day trip to the seaside. They watched flocks of starlings swarm around the pier, visited famous landmarks, enjoyed city walks and heard about Brighton's history and culture. To complete the day they ate fish and chips on the seafront and watched the sunset behind the beautiful pier.
Celebrating Diversity - Ramadan July 2014
Over 40 young people attended a
massive party in Vauxhall to celebrate Eid and were provided with a space to showcase their dancing and singing skills. As they listened to music from around the world they also enjoyed food from a number of different cultures.
Residential trip to Somerset - May 2014
A group of young people spent three days at a farm in Somerset. This was a breath of fresh air for everyone to see more of the UK than London and a great opportunity to spend time in a beautiful natural environment, in close contact with a variety of domestic and farm animals. The young people enjoyed feeding the animals which included hens, pigs, cows and horses and doing orienteering courses. The benefits of the time away manifested themselves in young people being happier, having improved self esteem, better physical health and an increased level of independence. There was an obvious growth in responsibility for self and others, as well as an increased awareness of the nature and the environment in England.
Highlights from 2013
Refuge in Film
In November 2013 a group of our young people took part in the Refuge in film event at the BFI, Southbank Centre. Refuge in Films is part of the Refugee Youth initiative work and is a unique annual participatory festival that gives people the opportunity to discover what young refugees want to express about their lives.
The Refugee Council young people took part in a photography project and their work was displayed at the BFI during the film festival. During the weekend they took part in a range of exciting creative workshops such as film making and painting.