Putting the fun in funding with outdoor activities
€40,000 extension for Queen of Peace Youth & Adventure Club
Since they started way back in 1967, the Queen of Peace Youth and Adventure Club has never liked sitting still for long. Too many hills to be walked, rocks to be climbed and waters to be canoed over, for a start. Not to mention the archery and indoor activities and games. There’s even an after-school homework club designed to make that least favourite of all childhood activities more fun. (Did we say fun? Okay, let’s say bearable.)
To be fair, the volunteer leaders find it hard to sit still themselves. Their infectious enthusiasm has given a healthy appreciation for mucking about and having fun outdoors and going on bear hunts to generations of 10 to 18 year olds from Bray, where the club is based, and the South County Dublin area generally.
There’s no better way to educate and lead youngsters than to get involved through fun activities, reckons Youth Leader Paul Temple. We agree. The new clubhouse received National Lottery funding of €40,000, so here’s to generations more of filthy hiking books clunking back indoors after an evening hike along the local hill trails. Note: no actual bears take part in the activities.