Easter residential was cracking

Easter residential trip was cracking!

20 young people from The Robert Burns, Kilmarnock, Grange and Loudoun Academies joined the team from Vibrant Communities for a residential stay at Barcaple Outdoor Centre in Castle Douglas over the Easter break.

Hope Welsh, Young Person’s Mentor and Vickie Ligat, Mentoring Development Officer worked with the young people throughout the two week Easter holiday programme before travelling with them to Castle Douglas.

The young people worked hard to complete a Dynamic Youth award, overcoming personal fears by joining outdoor activities including canoeing and abseiling and pushed themselves to work with new people, helping to build their self-esteem and confidence.

Councillor Jim McMahon, Cabinet Spokesperson for Housing, Welfare and Poverty, Social Care, Mental Wellbeing and Addiction and Recovery said: “I was delighted to hear about the successful Easter holiday programme and residential stay led by Vibrant Communities. Our young people did themselves, their schools and their families proud. A big well done to you all.

“I would also like to congratulate Sam and Sophie from The Robert Burns Academy for delivering a successful team building workshop for their peers.”

The Robert Burns Academy was represented by Sam, Sophie, Joey, Ellie, Eric, Eryn, William, Ben, Carley and Lisa; Kilmarnock Academy was represented by Emily C, Emily MacD, Emily B, Sarah and Darcey; Grange Academy was represented by Ben, Darryl and James while Loudoun Academy was represented by Cara and Savanna.