On a dry(ish) Wednesday morning we arrived in Kippure Estate for a fun filled, nerve-wrecking day! We began the day with a quick introduction to our instructors before we all broke into groups. Each group tried out different activities such as ‘The Leap of Faith’ which was terrifying but strangely exhilarating! Some brave souls then tackled the balance beams before heading for a quick spot of orienteering and then some abseiling. Lastly there was the vertical challenge which was where a lot of us drew a line! All the young people tackled the challenges with gusto, while some of us staff needed some gentle persuasion to try some of the challenges!
This was followed by a spot of lunch before we had a quick introduction to the role of youth CEO and the young people were given the opportunity to put their names forward for specific tasks that were of interest to them.
A fantastic day was had by all and the encouragement given by the young people to each other (and also to some of us!) was just brilliant. Huge thanks to the organisers and also to everyone who took part. Roll on next year until we see what they throw at us!!