A group of foster children and birth children from our Yorkshire offices in Doncaster and Beverley took on a gruelling 22 challenge assault course and climbing wall on our activity day in York over half term.
After a rules and safety briefing the children were fitted into their harnesses by the course instructors and waited patiently for their turn to go all Ninja Warrior. The course included challenges like walking across a log whilst 10 feet up in the air, a mid-air skateboard section where, whilst balancing on wooden boards the children pulled on a rope to pull themselves across the gap between platforms, and a super fun zip wire back down to ground level.
Instructors were on hand to guide and assure each child across each obstacle in the course, while parents, foster carers and FFC staff proudly cheered them on. For many of the children conquering the course required them to overcome a fear of heights, and the sense of achievement each child felt as they completed the course could be seen clearly on their faces.
For some of the younger children the assault course was just too daunting, but there were still challenges for them to take on too, in the form of a large and very high climbing wall which everyone enjoyed trying out.
Quite amazingly for February the weather stayed dry for us all day which, along with the warm drinks and snacks available at the café, helped to make the day a fun and enjoyable one for the children taking part and the grown-up spectators too. And judging by the great feedback we received afterwards, team FFC Yorkshire will probably be back in York for another crack at that high wires assault course some time pretty soon!