Find out how Comoodle helped the Council's Youth Intervention Team run a successful residential trip for boys aged 10-14.
Over October Half Term last year, the Youth Intervention Team, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Police Youth Intervention Team, took 16 boys, aged between 10 and 14 from all over Kirklees, on a free residential trip to Eshton Grange in Skipton. These were all young people who'd been referred to either team because of challenging behaviour in school or the wider community.
The aim of the project was to offer a safe and friendly environment for young people to develop important life skills, increase confidence and self-esteem, and raise awareness of their behaviour and the possible consequences to them and their community.
The Eshton Grange staff, police officers and council workers provided positive role models and the young people took part in a variety of activities and challenges, designed to improve community cohesion, help them work as a team, develop life skills and respect for others, and become better individuals. The boys also got to meet and hear the story of a 16-year old who'd been stabbed and nearly died. He was someone who they could relate to, which really brought home to them the real dangers of carrying knives.
As well as completing a high ropes course, and visiting Malham cove, the group had access to sports kit from Comoodle for numerous games of football and table tennis, and a Karaoke machine which provided the music for a Halloween Party.