StreetGames volunteers enjoyed a life-changing experience at the latest Young Volunteer residential.

This youth-led three day event, staged at ALF Green Park in Buckinghamshire, welcomed 30 volunteers from the London and South East, East and South Central regions within the StreetGames Network.

The personal development and training residential was in fact the second phase of a project that initially took place in the summer of 2016 and was once again supported by the Berkeley Foundation.

It was designed and delivered by a talented team of StreetGames Young Advisors from Milton Keynes College: Alexandra Miller, Elannah Wilkinson, Megan Wermerling and Thomas Bryant.

The fun-fuelled residential included activities such as: teambuilding exercises, mountain biking, archery, Jacob’s ladder, leap of faith, FootGolf and the always-excellent residential quiz night.

Participants all had the chance to complete a StreetGolf Activator qualification during the residential and were all awarded certificates for their efforts.

Mohima Khan, 19, of New Vic, said: “I’ve enjoyed everything but if I had to pick one thing it would be the FootGolf, it was fun and competitive but in a friendly way.

“I’ve learned not to give up; I found the mountain biking difficult, I kept falling off or going downhill but I kept going.”

When asked what three words sum up volunteering, in her opinion, she said: “Fun, challenging and fun again!”

Sean Sheldon, 20, from Shepway Sport Trust, confronted his fears of performing in public when he treated the group to a karaoke version of an Elvis Presley classic – much to the delight of every onlooker.

Reflecting on his experience across the three days Sean, who said he enjoyed the leap of faith above all other activities, said: “It’s been refreshing, enjoyable and a laugh!”

StreetGames would like to thank everyone involved for making this a truly memorable residential. Our sincerest thanks to the Berkeley Foundation for making the event possible.

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