2023 SUMMER RESIDENTIAL – Part 1

A unique trip brought a group of young people from London and North-East England together for an unforgettable residential in the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales.  

Young people headed to Ingleborough Hall and were given the opportunity to take part in exhilarating outdoor activities such as gorge walking, archery and tree climbing, as well as media and photography sessions in the local village and surrounding areas, to capture the scenic beauty of the countryside.

We aim to empower young people to have a voice, through the use of multi-media and this residential served as a testament to the creative and unique way we engage young people in media and journalism. 

Ahamd, “I had one of the best trips in life. Archery was a great experience and the gorge walking and climbing activities were great. Meeting other young people from outside my local area was great and being able to make more friends was good. Huge thank you to all the staff for planning this trip. I will remember this trip for a very long time.” 

Saba, “Gorge walking was absolutely thrilling! Scaling rocky terrains was both scary and exhilarating. It’s an experience I’ll cherish forever.”

Ermias, “I really enjoyed doing the photography in the village and seeing all the nature was good. I really enjoyed the whole trip.”

Rob Austin, Headliners (UK) Project Officer praised the young people for their resilience and enthusiasm during the residential: “The residential was much more than giving the young people a reward after finishing our projects, it was about young people pushing their own boundaries, learning new skills, sharing their stories and creating connections with other young people. It was incredible to witness the young people grow in confidence during the experience”. 

The experience not only provided thrilling adventures but also offered a platform for young people to express themselves, develop their skills, and forge lasting friendships. As they return home with unforgettable memories and a renewed zest for life, these young individuals are now better equipped to face the challenges of the future with confidence and determination.

This event was made possible thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund, The Edward Gostling Foundation and the Santander Foundation.

We would also like to thank Tesco for their generous donation of toiletries for the young people to use at the residential event.