Rock climbing for young and old
Following the success of our trampoline event last year, the Flying Young Program organised another fun event for the children of the families of Caritas Ngau Tau Kok Community Center on June 24, 2018. A total of 52 of us joined and met at the Verm City in Quarry Bay. With the assistance of our volunteers, the children, youth and even some parents managed to undertake the challenge of climbing different rock walls. None of the children, nor the youth had ever rock climbed before and found the entire activity fascinating.
One little girl was initially so afraid of the height of the wall, she was too afraid to make an attempt. Our volunteer, Karen, was patiently holding her little hands and took her around to watch others climbing. After a while, she had managed to overcome her fear and started to climb. Another little girl however, was not afraid at all. Instead she managed to even encourage one of our volunteers who had acrophobia (fear of height). She said to her, “just imagine that your favorite thing in the whole world is at the top and you have to keep climbing until you reach it, just go for it and don’t listen to the fear.”
After the one and half hours of rock climbing, we were all exhausted and hungry. Our Flying Young Program’s leaders, Sidonie Jebsen and Alexander Grote, took the families to a Dim-Sum place in North Point for afternoon tea. The experience was not just fun but it helped the children and youth to build up confidence and gain new exposure.
We can’t wait for the next event in September!