During 2 weeks last summer, 10 young people (aged 16-20), with 2 Youth Leaders from RCT CBC Services for Youth People, travelled to Wresznia, Poland, to participate in the annual RCT SFYP International Youth Exchange.
They joined 30 young people from France, Germany, and of course Poland, to discuss the issues affecting young people across Europe; volunteering at a Centre for adults with learning difficulties (including organising a sports day); enjoying the beautiful countryside and local places of interest, and making new friends.
The group worked hard at the many meetings, workshops and activities which took place over the course of the fortnight, particularly on the intercultural aspect of the visit – taking with them Welsh food, music and traditions – and putting Wales and RCT on the map!
On her return, Harriet Costello, a pupil from Y Pant Comprehensive, said: “ I was really looking forward to the Exchange, but I didn’t realise what a fantastic opportunity it would be, the two weeks went really fast and I wish it had been 3 weeks!”
This year, it is the turn of RCT to host the Exchange, and we look forward to welcoming the young people from Europe to Wales!
WE ARE LOOKING FOR 10 YOUNG PEOPLE FROM RCT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROJECT THIS SUMMER:
WHEN? 25th July – 7th August
WHERE? Dare Valley Country Park, Aberdare
WHO WITH? 30 young people from France, Poland and Germany
Deadline for Applications: Friday 6th May.
If you are interested in taking part, or get further information from Jan Watkins, Services for Young People Youth Integration Officer on 07799131976 or Kerry Rees, Services for Young People Team Leader, on 01685 889213 , or 07786523915.