Youth workers out and about on peninsula during summer

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This summer, High Life Highland’s youth work team were out and about around the Ardnamurchan peninsula offering a wide range of free activities to young people across the region, including those with additional support needs.

The aim was to offer activities for the young people which they may not otherwise have had the opportunity to take part in.

In collaboration with youth workers in Mallaig, trips were run to 3
Wise Monkeys Climbing in Fort William, High Ropes at Nevis Range, Laser Tag with Tazball in Farr and Swimming and Trampolining at Inverness Leisure and Infinity Trampoline Park.

There was also some fun and excitment learning about rope work. NO F39 ropes
There was also some fun and excitment learning about rope work.
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Fusion drop in sessions took place in the five school villages across the Ardnamurchan peninsula which allowed young people to participate free of charge in games and activities designed to promote a healthy, active lifestyle including Human Hungry Hippos, tennis, football, shinty and smoothie making amongst others.

Alan Gray, Youth Development Officer for Ardnamurchan, commented: ‘It was great to see so many of our young people taking advantage of the trips and events over the summer.

‘Some of our participants included young carers, those with additional support needs, looked after children and other vulnerable young people.

‘Working collaboratively with the Mallaig Youth Work team also allowed High Life Highland to bring participants from both areas together, which has led to new friendships for many of our young people involved.’

 

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Hungry Hippos was a game that generated plenty of fun and laughs.

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