Up at the crag (Bowden Doors) the young people were eager to start climbing as they had not climbed outdoors on real rock before. First off, they had to do the warms up, which Cliff delivered in a fun way in which the young people wanted to participate. Once the young people started to climb, Cliff encouraged the entire group to have a go. However, in our group, we had one young person that felt they did not want to climb as they had done too much during the days before this trip, but with a little encouragement from both Cliff and other staff members (me n Maggie), they had a go and totally enjoyed it.
Part of this trip was a video project which the youngsters had organised themselves. This was looking at taking risks but in a controlled way. Chris, the camera guy, helped everyone feel at ease in front of the camera and did individual interviews with everyone.
The banter between the group and Cliff was great as the young people felt relaxed around him.
Sue Barnard - Youth Worker Cramlington Youth Service
Over all the day was a great success and all involved in it had a great time.
Maggie preparing for battle
Hands up baby hands up
Cool Calm and collected!