On Sunday, Shout Out hit York (accompanied by two very lovely little ones). Two of our members have written their accounts of the day, below.
On Sunday 21st February 2016 as members of Shout Out Leeds, we went in to York for a friendly gathering and to take a visit around the site. While we were in York we met up with Naomi and she toured us round the best bits of York. This was our first main meeting of the year after our brief meeting with the group at the Youth Parliament meeting during early January. While we met yesterday, we found out about some amazing events and projects that we are going to be involved with, while continuing with our campaign in to 2016. After a fantastic and tiring day we caught the train back to Leeds. We have decided that we are going to have monthly meetings in Leeds to keep up with our projects and also how to get involved with new projects.
– Sam Worsnop
On Sunday 21st February members of ShoutOut came together for a blustery day out in York. This was my first outing with the group, one which I was very much looking forward to. After making the short journey to York, we set out to explore the remarkable city with history adorning its streets.
Not long after departing from the station we were met by one of the three York bridges. Our location provided the group with a picturesque view of the river, in spite of evidence of the damage caused by the flooding, in the form of a felled tree at the riverside.
We ventured deeper into York taking in the sights and even taking a picture with a life-size teddy bear along the way! Not long after we were enticed by the offer of free fudge by Fudge Kitchen where our taste buds were treated to sea salt and caramel fudge and chocolate orange fudge. The group continued its journey deeper into York, whereby we were met by an eccentric street entertainer who may have let slip a profanity or two! Regardless of his summoning of individuals from the audience to assist him (we managed to escape their fate- phew!) his show was a joy to watch, especially since it was clear how much he enjoyed entertaining audiences for a living. We continued exploring York, had a lovely meal at the Slug and Lettuce, where we were joined by Naomi who resides in York. Whilst dining we had discussions on issues such as; the dissolution of the Leeds and York Partnership, dates and times most convenient for group consultations and the introduction of minute taking of meetings for absent ShoutOut members. The trip ended with a brief visit to York Cathedral and a group selfie on another of York’s bridges.