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Big Hope 2 takes delegates on tour

Delegates had the chance to explore the city of Liverpool, travel to some of the UK’s top attractions and delve further into their learning workshops over the weekend.       

Throughout Saturday, Learning Tracks took place both in and outside the classroom, as delegates continued to expand their horizons and develop their week-long projects.

Led by Dr Kevin Crawford, the Exploring Conservation group took in the nearby Childwall Woods, while those focusing on Sport, Exercise and Health had the opportunity to try VO2 max testing.

The Culture, Society and Migration group were busy working on creative assignments, inspired by a visit to Asylum Link Merseyside on Thursday, and delegates studying the topic of educational rights learnt about Gypsy, Roma and Traveller experiences of the British education system.

Sunday was a day of exploration and adventure, with trips to Chester, the Lake District, Chester Zoo, Liverpool ONE shopping centre, and Liverpool’s galleries and museums.

Despite the wet weather, delegates embraced the day trips and enjoyed getting to see and learn more about the UK.

Srijana Siri, from Bangalore, India, said: “We went to the Museum of Liverpool, and on the first floor were tales from cities, which covered the struggles of the LGBT community of Liverpool. It was very interesting and informative, we got to know more about the struggles of the community – not just in Liverpool - but all around the world. How they overcame their fear and accepted themselves, which led others to accept them as they are.”

Baroness Ilora Finlay, Rt. Hon. Vince Cable and Sir Christopher Stone feature on today’s (June 18th) keynote line-up, with Discussion Forums exploring issues of Disability, Business, Health and Well-being, and Young People, Bereavement and Loss.

See all the pictures from the weekend here. 


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