On 29th July Savio House was given over to 27 young people from Salesian schools and 7 volunteers. The young people were all 11/12 yrs old and were chosen by the schools to take part. The week was a holiday experience for all with activities which included; orienteering, Kayaking, swimming, bowling, Camelot and lots of in [...]
The fifth SOS started in the usual fashion of meet’s and greets when people arrived. When I had arrived all but one person was there.
With the second Phoenix Days camp, 3 months away, we had our first meeting to get to know who we would be working with and what activities we would be doing in the summer. Phoenix days is a holiday (We were explicitly told not to call it a retreat) for young people who wouldn’t normally [...]
I was keen to get involved with the Phoenix Days holidays as they aim to offer young people from ‘poor’ home and family backgrounds the chance of a week’s holiday which they might not otherwise get. And I know what poor means…it means having no money, being skint, borassic…and so such an activity through a [...]
10 ‘young’ people 10 days 5 service sites 1 Salesian community Journeying from a Mass of Commitment, to the Great Commissioning. Committed to make a difference. Committed to serve one another and the community. And so it began: The first SOS2.
When deciding whether to take part in Salesians Out Serving I had no idea what to expect. After talking to some friends, I felt it would be a good idea to try something new, learn more about the Salesians, to meet new people and to help others . Upon arriving at Brettargh Holt I was [...]
When I agreed to do SOS again this year, little did I know how different it would be. The size of the group was considerably larger for a start, yet this by no means diminished the very personal, spiritual meaning that the camp held. We were very privileged this year to be joined by volunteers [...]