This Easter, Swiis Foster Care Dundee took 11 young people, over the course of two days to Glasgow City.
Unfortunately, the weather was dull and grey, but that didn’t stop us having fun. The trip began with a visit to the Transport Museum where the young people chuckled over the old cars their ancestors might have had and compared them with our modern technology. We also learned about boats and trains and even got the opportunity to step onto a real life vessel, docked on the river Clyde! Luckily, nobody fell overboard.
After a quick lunch, our day continued and we headed to the famous Hampden Park to take part in the ‘Hampden Experience’ at the home of our National Football squad. This involved a tour of the stadium, a look at the changing rooms and even the chance to walk through the players’ tunnel to a cheering crowd! The best part was measuring the speed and power of our strikes into the goal in the indoor warm up area. We all felt like professional footballers!
Our tour ended with a walk up the Hampden stairs where we used our imagination and pretended we were crowned the winning team.
Our trip culminated in a tour of the Hampden Museum which held treasures such as the oldest football trophy in the World – ‘The Scottish Cup’, along with lots of other memorabilia. We were even allowed a quick game of Fifa before our long journey back!
It’s safe to say our trip was a great success where all the Swiis staff and kids had fun and we are already looking forward to our Summer programme!
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