18 May 2017Activity breaks for Service dependants

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As part of their Poppy Breaks programme, the Royal British Legion are kindly sponsoring five  weeks of activity breaks for Service dependants in July/August 2017.

These Poppy Breaks, organised by RAF Community support and delivered by the Youth Hostels Association  provide excellent opportunities for young people to participate in a wide range of activities appropriate to their age and abilities.

Full details are on the RAF Community Support website which includes a list of late availability dates, should you be interested.

Programme  The Action Adventure programme for young people aged 10-16 yrs is available during 4 weeks. The programme will include Canoeing, Raft Building, Bridge Abseiling, Hiking, High-Ropes, Jacobs Ladder, Low-Ropes, Weaselling (a cross between scrambling and caving), Leap-of-Faith, Archery, Orienteering and Hill Walking.

The Go  extreme programme for young people aged 10-16 ys is available during week 1. The programme Will include Quad biking, clay shooting, mountain boarding, archery, target shooting, zip wire, paintballing, climbing, high ropes, team challenges, canoeing, Alton Towers.

Young people will be allocated to activity groups dependant on the their age, aptitude and ability.

Supervision and Instruction  All activities will all be run by trained and qualified instructors meeting the requirements of the RAF Hazardous and Off-Site Activities policy.  Supervision throughout the programme, including evening activities and overnight, is provided by trained YHA staff.  There will be a minimum of two RAF CS staff in attendance throughout the programme.

More information

Source RAF Community Support.

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