Article written by FBB Work Experience Volunteer Lorenzo Saidi
Thanks to the many supporter donations FBB has received over the past few months, over 50 FBB Schools’ participants were able to visit Woodrow High House for weekend residential trips. Woodrow High House is a 17th Century Manor House situated within 24 acres of grounds on the edge of the Chilterns, in Amersham, and is run by our partners London Youth. Woodrow’s main objective is to “support the [youth] to develop confidence, resilience and relationship skills”. Our young people saw this impact immediately through games which tested their teamwork such as Capture the Flag, in which they had to embrace the power of working as a collective, rather than as individuals, in order to achieve their goals. They were able to spend long periods outdoors and try out new experiences for many of them – such as archery, bushcraft, low ropes and a challenge course.
Isaiah, from Griffin primary school, said: “My favourite moment in FBB was going on the FBB tour, the activities were amazing and I hope I can do it again.”
Aalyah, one of the 14 girls from our FBB Schools FFEM programme at Archbishop Lanfranc academy, also had a wonderful time. She said: “FBB has changed me as a person, I feel more positive and have made new friends. I loved the weekend away as it really tested me!”
Click on the pictures below to see more photos from the two FBB Schools trips to Woodrow on our Facebook page.