Exploring Castles With St Andrew's Residential

25 Apr 2024

During the Easter Programme, the Club treated 31 young people to an exciting four-day residential trip to St Briavels Castle in Gloucestershire, in partnership with the Youth Hostel Association (YHA). This beautiful and historically rich location provided young people with the perfect opportunity to push beyond their comfort zone, become more independent and enjoy a unique exciting adventure with their friends. Residential trips have become a huge part of St Andrew’s programme and for the young people that attend they are always a highlight of the year.

The trip to St Briavels Castle provided a wealth of unforgettable experiences for young people to treasure, including raft-building, fencing, kayaking and much more. “Thank you for the experience of staying in a medieval castle.

One young person said about the trip "Thank you for the experience. I learnt so many lessons and skills… I learnt different knots when raft building and how to make bread. My favourite activities are archery and a tour of the castle”. A special thank you to the Youth Hostel Association (YHA) for giving young people this wonderful opportunity.