The young people from Step Up along with their mentors recently enjoyed an evening at Awesome Walls to celebrate the end of term.
Awesome Walls is one of the largest indoor climbing centres in Europe with 2,000 square metres of climbing surface and over 200 climbing routes. The wall certainly presented both challenge and adventure. Throughout the evening there was wonderful team spirit, as all involved were cheered on, encouraged to overcome fears and celebrated as they journeyed towards the summit. Some even accepted the blindfold challenge, where they had to climb with a blind fold on, relying only on their mentor or mentee to guide them. This was a real test of trust!
Trips are a vital part of the programme, rewarding our young people for their hard work and commitment over the last term and providing a relaxed environment where we can all relax, have fun and continue to build relationships.
Well done to all who took part. A big thanks to all the staff at Awesome Walls and to our mentors who helped make it a memorable evening.
We are hoping to run a Step Up Summer Project this year to ensure we can continue to support young people over the long Summer holidays with fun structured activities, if you can help make that happen by donating €24 to support one teenager - please click here to donate - for further details please contact Clodagh