UProjects with MyColdhurst
UProjects have contributed to the MyColdhurst 2019 Summer Camp
The MyColdhurst team and UProjects have developed a partnership that has helped young people try new and exciting activities including Canoeing and Orienteering in Oldham’s Alexandra Park and Indoor Climbing at the Mahdlo Youth Zone Climbing wall.
Despite some very wet weather conditions the enthusiastic young people walked from the Coldhurst area to Alexandra Park with support workers Sam and Tom.
Throughout the summer break activities at the park included 2 fun Canoe Rafting sessions where the young people had to develop news skills enabling them to work together as a team, time challenges were set to test these new skills and this competitive element became the main objective for the group, very exciting and great fun!
The team also took part in 2 Orienteering sessions. Following instruction on basic navigation techniques and map and compass skills the group were challenged to complete the courses set in the park, working in small teams the young people successfully navigated themselves around the park’s courses. More new skills learned that may help them be more confident and discover the outdoors.
Summer activities also included 4 sessions of indoor climbing at the Mahdlo wall with UProjects climbing instructors. These sessions were a particular hit with some of the young people and Mahdlo memberships were offered to help them continue to take part in this future new Olympic sport. Once again the group were trying something new and developed new specialist climbing skills that built trust, responsibility and self confidence.