I wanted to write a letter to say such a huge thank you for the amazing workshop and performance that you did for our children, young people, families and elderly during the October Holidays.
The Champions were absolutely incredible; they were so passionate and clearly loved what they were doing. The team were very good at working with our clients, from the toddlers to our older lady!
They met them all with respect and support and encouraged them all to take part no matter what their ability.
It was so great that you were really flexible in the approach; it allowed us to respond on the day to the needs of our group. We had 37 people in the workshops, ranging in age from 2 to 80. The games were pitched perfectly, and everyone had a great time playing. Because you had made everyone feel so comfortable and relaxed, all felt able to join in the dancing and singing later on too.
Throughout the course of the day, we had some amazing breakthrough moments, where young people seemed to burst with pride from the encouragement they got from the Champions – especially during the solo dancing.
Speaking to those who attended, the only thing they would change is to have more! I think they all would have happily stayed and listened and watched all day. Allowing our children to think about the world outside of Leith was great, some had never heard of south Africa and now they know about some of its culture and have had a chance to experience it first-hand!
Thank you so much from all of us here at the Citadel Youth Centre
North East Edinburgh Youth Work Development Worker