Young people eye up London

Tuesday 29th January 2013

Young people engaged in the Greenwich Youth Services were recently given the opportunity to discover the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the City of London.

The trip provided the young people with the chance to work on their Art Project as they took pictures of different places of interest.

The staff and young people travelled to the Greenwich Town Centre, which is full of history and iconic landmarks such as the Cutty Sark. The group then travelled by boat, on the Thames, to the London Eye Pier. The young people had the chance to take pictures throughout the boat journey which passed areas including Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge, and on the way back, the O2 Arena.

As a lot of the youth workers and young people had not been on the London Eye, the decision was made.

With an hour to wait until their London Eye trip, the group had the chance to wander along the banks of London and watch the different street entertainers on show.

One young person, Veer Gala, aged 13, was so clued up on London he was able to explain and name all of the different famous buildings, ‘This way you can see Buckingham Palace and from over here you can see the tallest building.’

Claire Hallinan, Unit Manager at Hawksmoor Youth Club, added, ‘Considering members from Hawksmoor Youth Club had not participated in an offsite trip for many years, the young people’s behaviour and conduct throughout this trip was terrific. The trip was a positive success and members have already started asking when will there be more.’