Dame Kelly Holmes Trust - Scarborough

Wall Climbing

The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust “GET ON TRACK” programme is now in the third week in Scarborough.

Participants have been referred into the programme by multi-agencies such as the Job Centre, Youth Justice Service and Foundation Scarborough. Fourteen young people have attended each day to develop their team building skills, build their confidence and self-esteem. As a team there are set challenges and activities, as well as looking at individual tasks for their own personal development.

This year’s mentors are James Kirton and Paul Broadbent. James is a swimmer who represented Great Britain for over six years, reaching Olympic, World and European level. Paul is an ex rugby league professional who played representative level for Great Britain and England, and at club level for Sheffield Eagles, Halifax, Hull FC, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and York City Knights. Together with Ian from NYY and Jodie from North Yorkshire Sport, participants have completed their DGT challenge, experienced rugby skills in a team building exercise, scaled a climbing wall and are planning their community task. This week they will be going on a group bike ride along the Cinder Path from Scarborough to Hayburn Wyke.

The Scarborough DKH programme is open to young people 16-25 who are NEET and looking to improve their confidence, motivation and self-esteem, as well as bring them closer to their local community.