For the 2018 programme we have made some changes. Young people and parents wanted more time near the water and to start earlier in the day. They wanted less time doing reviews and 'writing stuff' and more time on the water. We have made these changes for 2 new groups who are attending over the summer holidays.
Four young people from the 2017 programme have also returned as young leaders to help out and Tom from Cardiff University provided them with training in video techniques, including how to record short interviews with participants. We also have two new youth workers - Georgia and Asiya.
In week 2 young people learned basic kayaking techniques and how to stay safe on the water. In week 3 everyone went upstream to Belgrave Lock where they learned how locks work. We were fortunate that 2 boats came through and so the young people could operate the lock for them.
Learning the basics
Winding the lock gates so water flows out with help from Canal and River Trust volunteers.
Closing lock gates
How to get into a canoe...
We used two kayaks tied together so 6 people could travel together,
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