Romford autism charity Sycamore Trust enjoyed a great week at Stubbers adventure centre as the school holidays came to an end. This year was a different because of Covid-19 as the charity didn’t offer any overnight accommodation and a handful of activities were unavailable because of social distancing but they still enjoyed a really busy week and took part in a huge range of activities, including; laser tag, archery, climbing, rifle shooting, high ropes, canoeing, kayaking, the inflatable sofa, bell boating, paddle boarding, commando camp, bushcraft and orienteering.
The young people excelled themselves by tackling every task with enthusiasm and as a result they learned new skills and made new friends. Social contact and communication skills are vital and in many cases, young people on the spectrum have suffered as a result of the lockdown and the closure of schools & youth activities, which made this year’s trip even more important.
At the end of the week, everyone was exhausted, but looking forward to coming back and doing it all again next summer!