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Making The Most Out Of Whitby

This summer, Kids Kabin hosted Oscar Solis, a volunteer from York University as he completed a six-week Leadership in Action project as a Laidlaw Scholar. Oscar is studying for an MSc in Natural Sciences, specialising in neuroscience, and through its network, The Laidlaw Foundation aims to develop the next generation of ethical leaders. This is a blog post by Oscar following his time with us.

Although the sun was nowhere to be seen, this didn’t stop the children from Grove Hill from having fun.

For lunch, the children were treated to one of the most famous things that Whitby is known for - fish and chips. It was a miracle that none of the food was snatched by the lurking seagulls!

At the beach, they built their very own sandcastles. A group of boys even worked together to build a replica of Whitby, complete with the abbey and local fish and chip and ice cream shops. One of the boys said: “It was too dangerous to go into the beach, but I had a lot of fun making Whitby out of sand!”

The weather wasn’t improving, so the children instead enjoyed the nearby arcade. There were quite a few incredible feats, with many winning many toys and souvenirs. There was also a very competitive air hockey battle and an exhilarating car race. And of course, no trip to Whitby is complete without ice cream, despite the chilly afternoon.

While enjoying the delicious delights, the children found themselves taking part in a spontaneous crab-fishing fest. A remarkable 10 crabs were caught in total, and zero fingers pinched off. One child said: “I’m really sad I couldn’t take one home. I’d really like to have one as a pet.”

Even though the weather wasn’t ideal for a trip to the beach, the children and the Kids Kabin Middlesbrough team managed to make the most out of Whitby. Summer vacation was ending but the children were already looking forward to what the next summer has to offer!

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