This year for the October Holidays we decided to do something a little different and organised two overnight residentials up in the beautiful village of Kinloch Rannoch.
We had one overnight stay for Primary School aged children and one overnight stay for Secondary school aged children. Both groups got up to all sorts of fun activities such as abseiling, canoeing and team building activities.
We were also lucky enough to have Scott Graham from Canadian organisation Kids4Kids come over and host a campfire complete with sing-a-longs, spooky stories and smores!During the October Holidays, we also hosted two day trips which were open to all ages. Kinfauns Stables kindly offered 20 young carers the opportunity to go along and ride some of the horses. We also took the opportunity whilst in the beautiful surroundings of Kinfauns to go for a countryside walk.The second trip was to the Olympia Leisure Pool in Dundee, followed by McDonalds where we all stuffed our faces and then we were off to the cinema where we were all in fits of laughter at the film Johnny English Strikes Back.
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.
A group of young carers from across Scotland shared their experience of caring and helped Young Scot to create a package of benefits to be offered to all young carers in Scotland.