In August, twelve of our staff members and youth workers ventured to Wales for a 4-day staff residential with Call of the Wild Adventure Centre, thanks to the Peabody Community Fund and the London Community Foundation, whose grant made the trip possible. The residential gave our staff the opportunity to participate in some fun and challenging new experiences. These included Caving through tight spaces in the dark, Rock Climbing up cliff faces and Abseiling back down again, Gorge Walking up streams and walking under and jumping from waterfalls, and kayaking on Welsh lakes. The team were put through their paces but worked together to complete all the challenges.

Away from the activities, the team used the time to develop both as individuals and work as a team. Cohesion, understanding and respect definitely grew. Evenings were spent chatting round the campfire and a successful team meeting explored ways to improve as a team moving forward.

The residential trip was a great way to end a difficult Covid year of Club activities and get our team ready for the new one! The team is excited to use the skills learned in Wales to support our members in the new term.