Linking communities in Yorkshire

October 18, 2010

Meeting people from new places and different communities is often difficult. Our People and the DALES project is helping to break down some of the barriers by setting up links between communities.

Two groups who recently became acquanted through the project were a group of young people from Girlington Community Centre in Bradford and a youth group for young people in Stainforth, Langcliffe and Horton in Ribblesdale in the Yorkshire Dales.

During the summer holidays 30 of these young people and their adult leaders met up for a day of environmental activities at Malham Tarn led by Gail, our community worker. 

Gail said: “The day up at Malham Tarn was a great success. The young people and their leaders enjoyed getting to know each other whilst also learning about the environment and our natural world through a range of games, sensory activities and environmental art. The natural setting provided a safe space for them to both play and learn whilst also getting to know one another, something that’s not often easy with people from very different backgrounds.”

The groups got on so well that they are planning to meet up again this Autumn for a return visit to Bradford.