9th August - 11th August 2019
I was invited on a residential trip for 40 children and 9 adults to Alton Towers. This was my first time at Alton Towers. Before we left, I felt excited and kind of nervous for the rides.
We traveled there by a coach with our amazing driver who got us through tight spaces, so many times. It took us around 8 hours to get to where we were staying.
We stayed at Hamps Hall in Staffordshire. Activities we did here included: table tennis, foosball, x-box and two TVs with multiple couches and footstools.
I shared a room with 3 of my friends. We went to sleep quite late on the first night, then on the second night, we went to sleep at around 11.30pm. I was still able to function perfectly.
At Alton Towers, we were put in groups of braveness. I was in the middle group. My favourite rides were th13teen, nemesis and Galactica. On the rides, my friend and I didn’t let go of each other through fear (good fear). The longest time we had to wait for a ride was around 50 minutes.
On the way home, we stopped at a service station. Each of us got £5 to spend on food and drink. I was able to get something savoury, something sweet and a drink.
When we got home, I felt tired and as much as I enjoyed the trip, I liked being home. I liked being allowed to take my phone to keep in touch with my mum, it made me feel more relaxed when I was away.
Thank you YC Team!!
This summer we have been really busy delivering 12 day trips and 3 residentials supporting 263 young carers.
During Carers Week we organised a young carers consultation event, to help raise the profile of Young Carers and what support services they need.
We are looking to gather a highly motivated bank of Tutors in all areas of the Curriculum to work on a 1-1 basis with young people for a time-limited period.