Story: Nasira Amin
Reach High 2 organised a day trip to London on 6th March 2010. A group of 34 young people and 8 adults went down. The visit funded by Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) was applied for by the young people and involved visits to Madame Tussauds, London Dungeon and London Eye.
Yet again YOF has provided local young people the opportunity to broaden their horizons. We need such funding streams which are allocated by young people for young people.
Comments from young people:
“London was a blast, we had loads of fun. The three attractions were great and the London central mosque was beautiful, the golden dome lit the whole place up.” Ramaiz Bashir, 14 years old
“I liked Madam Tussauds because it was fun looking at the celebrities and I liked the London eye even though at first I was a bit scared afterwards I wanted to go again.” Ayesha Latif, 13 years old
“In Madam Tussauds there were waxworks and a live performance area called ‘scream’ this was scary because real actors would come and scare you. The London dungeons were meant to be scary but not as scary as ‘Scream’, because in scream you don’t expect people to be where they are! They can be anywhere.” Chigozie Osammor, 12 years old
More London trip photos.