Summer Activities

The summer weather may have been a bit of a wash out but this did not impact 91 young people who had a great time on a jam packed Tullochan summer programme full of day trips and events! After a very successful first year delivering SQA qualifications, the summer programme was a great opportunity for the Tullochan young people and staff to have fun outside of the classroom.

The programme kicked off with 2 groups of young people enjoying a private tour of the Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre, followed by a movie night on the big screen and finishing with a sleepover in the tunnel under the tropical fish, sharks and giant turtles.

The second day trip was to Auchengillan Outdoor Centre where young people were given the chance to try inflatable obstacle courses, abseiling, peddle karts, grass sledging, archery and air rifle shooting.  The whole day was a massive success with some of the young people (and staff!) conquering their fear of height whilst abseiling.

Our third trip was was to Landmark Adventure Park which was packed with activities including a walk through the butterfly house, optical illusions in Bamboozeleum, and speeding down the water slides. The highlight of the trip was the chance to practice balancing skills on the Tarzan Trail which culminated with a 50 foot skydive.

Next up, youngsters headed towards Aberfoyle for a day of water packed fun at Go Country Outdoor Centre.  “Land Ahoy” was the cry with the youngsters challenging themselves in the water hamster balls followed by the inflatable water park and finally team highland games.  Not even the rain could dampen the spirits of this courageous bunch.

To round off the programme, young people attended a full day of hilarity in Edinburgh taking in several comedy shows followed by the Dungeons and a ghost walk to complete a fabulous day and summer programme.

Youth Development Worker Jenny Wainwright said,

Our summer programme is always a great way to strengthen our working relationship with the young people and this year was no exception. All the trips are a reward for the youngster’s commitment and hard work throughout the year whilst gaining valuable skills, meeting new people and having fun.
 
Chris Mathers