Thursday 7th March 2013
Recently youth staff planned a new project to encourage young people who attend youth hubs across Royal Greenwich to discover more about the Borough they live in.
Titled the ‘Monopoly Challenge’ young people had to join together in teams to find the answers to three sets of questions, over a period of three days. Each day teams had to find and go visit the destinations of the answered questions. The places they had to visit included local to tourist attractions and places of history or interest in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
The project, which was open to any young people aged 10-19 years, up to aged 25 for those with Learning Difficulties or Learning Disabilities, was planned to encourage those who attend youth hubs in the Royal Borough to meet new people, develop confidence and learn more about their local community.
As teams headed off to visit their destinations, they were expected to take a picture of where they had been to bring back and share with other participants. At the end of the day, the young people had the opportunity to have a bite to eat whilst sharing experiences and events of the day with each other.
Due to the success of the project and the positive response from the young people who took part, another similar project will be planned for the summer holidays.
Over 40 young people took part in the Monopoly Challenge, despite the cold weather.
Members of the winning teams were each presented with JD Vouchers.
Unit Manager at Hawksmoor Youth Club, said, ‘It was fantastic to see so many young people turn up and take part in the three day challenge. We received such a positive response from the young people and will definitely look to run something similar in the summer holidays.’
George Walshe who took part in the challenge said, ‘We all had such a good time, it was a great experience and I made loads of new friends.’
‘I met new people and learnt so much, such as all the different places there are to go in Greenwich,’ said fellow participant Sarah.
Below is an example of the places young people visited: