SSF Glasgow Team Update January 2023

Over the last quarter, SSF Glasgow Team have been working to develop the delivery of SSF Chance:2:Be programmes across the city. During this time, SSF staff consulted with young people attending the SSF Chance:2:Be programme to plan an all-day, outdoor, activity trip, at Auchengillan Outdoor Centre. 

On Wednesday 7th of December, 22 young people across the Govan and East End SSF Chance:2:Be programmes took part in 4 different outdoor activities including: Archery, Axe Throwing, Climbing and Laser Tag. Some of the young people attending struggled with new experiences but were supported by SSF staff to step out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves.

The biggest challenge (literally) of the day was climbing the Tower. After a lot of encouragement and teamwork, many of the young people managed to conquer their fears and get to the top of it with support and help from the staff on site and encouragement from the other young people and SSF staff.

It was evident that young people grew more confident as they progressed through different activities. Learning new skills and overcoming barriers with each new task and team activity.

Overall, the Auchengillan day trip rewarded young people for their participation of SSF Chance:2:Be programme and celebrated their achievements and efforts throughout the programme. Young people worked in groups, learned new skills, and faced some of their fears. SSF Glasgow staff are now working with all of these young people to support them into successful completion of the SSF Chance:2:Be programme and positive destination post programme.

“I can’t believe I have to trust you all with my life while I climb this tower. Let’s go for it though, I think I can do this”

For more information on the Glasgow SSF Chance:2:Be programme please contact Alistair Neil.

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