BCRC successfully received funding through the PCSP to deliver another popular Globetrotters Summer Scheme. This project provided activities over the course of 5 days to up to 20 young people taking part from within the new Causeway Coast and Glens area.
BCRC have run Globetrotters over the last seven years and have received a great response not only from the young people taking part but also from the tutors and facilitators that have been selected and from the parents of the young people involved. The whole focus of the project is on fostering and maintaining good community relations and raising awareness of differing cultural identities in a way that reduces prejudice and fear of the unknown.
This year we took the young people on a journey exploring the culture and traditions of Scotland, China, Brazil, South Korea and also looked at our own culture and traditions here at home in Northern Ireland. BCRC would especially like to thank Terry McKenna,the Community Planning Sergeant for his support and commitment to the project and for presenting the young people with their awards at the end of the week.Globetrotters bringsalive experiences of the world for the participating young people and encourages a spirit of exploration anenquiry. All the young people took part in music, dance, artwork, crafting and a Mini Olympics event throughout the course of the week.
The project took place in the premises of Building Communities Resource Centre, finishing in the Castle Community Centre on the Friday. A special thanks is also sent to the Castle Community Association for allowing us to use their venue for the Mini Olympics event.
20 young people attended this year’s programme of activities and their ages ranged from 4 to 11 years. The Project was also supported by three youth leaders aged between 15 and 16 years.