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St David’s College Romania Canoeing Trip

Blah Canoeing TripPupils at St David’s College Llandudno have just returned from a once in a lifetime visit to Romania, working alongside the charity Networks. Visiting three different communities, Ceccechi, Arad and Alfa, pupils helped the Romanian children with farming, education, and attended after school clubs, showing the children art and craft activities, that would give them the opportunity to widen their horizons.

The highlight of the trip was a day spent canoeing on Lake Romania. Kiani Geldard from St David’s College tells blah of her experience:

"I was lucky enough to be on the Romania Trip hosted by St. Davids College back in June and just wanted to thank you personally for supporting the trip and making the canoeing side of the trip possible. For us and the Romanian/Roma children the canoeing day was one of the highlights during our week out there.

Before going out there many of us didn't really consider how going canoeing would be a once in a lifetime opportunity for the children we were working with however, it soon became clear that many of the children had never seen water on such a large scale before. Inside the communities water is in very short supply and is only really used for drinking water and the occasional wash of clothes.

For most, if not all, of the children this was the first time they would get to visit somewhere outside of their communities and it's very likely that most of them will never leave them. There just simply isn't enough opportunities for them.

On the day my group went canoeing we worked with a group of girls from a community called Cecechi, which is quite an urban community. When we arrived at the lake we were told that none of the girls wanted to get wet or go into the water because they couldn't swim and were scared of it. Everyone climbed into their boats and we started canoeing half way around the lake. The first few minutes canoeing were spent exchanging names and getting to know each other as best as we could seeing as we couldn't speak any Romanian and the girls knew some basic English. We stopped half way and it was clear to see that all the girl were really enjoying themselves. Everybody had a smile on their face and were happy enough to start splashing each other. It was amazing to see how quickly the girls' attitudes had changed to the concept of being in the water. They'd gone from not wanting to get wet at all to hanging their legs over the edge of the canoes and into the water to cool down. Once back at shore we all had goes sitting on the paddle boards and it was brilliant to see the girl wanting to get involved. I really enjoyed swimming the paddle boards out and in whilst talking to them. Before leaving and saying our goodbyes everyone was in the water, some of the girls even going out to the point where they couldn't touch the ground and with our help learning to swim.

It was amazing just to get to know all the children and being able to give and share those memories. Before going out there none of us really understood how something so simple could bring such a smile to someones face but, it's quite incredible to see that things like walking somewhere new or going swimming is a day that they will treasure and remember forever. Every child that we met had a smile on their face and just wanted to be friends and get to know us. It was a trip that was truly unforgettable and really, really worth taking. I enjoyed it so much that I wouldn't think twice about going back in the future, I don't think any of us would. So, again, a massive thank you for giving us and the children we worked with the opportunity to have that day on the lake with the canoes.”


For further information about St. David's College, please visit www.stdavidscollege.co.uk

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INSIGHTS

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Case study: Broadband Wales

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Within Wales there is a lack of confidence in the performance and stability of broadband throughout the country, confidence would need to be rebuilt within a hard to reach audience.

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