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Nauman Javaid, Wicketz Development Officer, recaps Wicketz residential trip

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September 13, 2019 2 months
Nauman Javaid, Wicketz Development Officer, recaps Wicketz residential trip

Wicketz Repton Tour 29thJuly 2019 to 31stJuly 2019

We left for Repton on the 29th of July with eight staff in total, myself (Nauman) along with Harneet, Oghosa, Emanuel, Bhavesh, Liam Simon and Nathan.

The kids were really excited and jumping with joy when the coach arrived at Springburn Leisure Centre to pick us up and take us on the way to Repton for our trip. Upon arrival, the children attended a Life Skill Workshop on Social Issues which the kids found really interesting.

From the workshop, we travelled to the cricket ground where we played a league match. The children worked as a unit to kick off the trip in style with a victory. We then continued our winning ways, playing a friendly match with Wicketz children from Manchester who also attended the residential camp.

Later on that day, the children spent their free time after dinner playing football at Repton’s new astro turf which was fantastic to see. The children really bonded as a team.

The next morning, we had three workshops planned. A Royal Navy team-building exercise, an identity workshop and boxing mentoring. The children enjoyed all three and feedback was they were interesting and educational. For many children, it was something they had not done before.

Not ending the day there, the morning was followed by one hour of swimming lessons and two further workshops – this time, they focused on cyberbullying and Sugar Smart, which taught the children negative effects sugar can have on the body.

Afternoon rain meant we couldn’t play cricket outside on the ground, but that didn’t stop them! The children played indoor cricket in hallway, with a few amendments to playing conditions, but it was great fun. After dinner, the children had an hour of fielding followed by an hour of free time spent playing football with the coaches.

On our last day at Repton, we had a life skill workshop called Choose Life which again the children learned lots from. Afterwards, the children played cricket and headed to the Glasgow Wicketz award ceremony. One of our boys, Emanuel, picked up the Leadership Award for demonstrating extraordinary leadership skills throughout our trip to Repton. A delicious BBQ later, we set off back for Glasgow. We can’t wait for the tour in 2020!

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