Ballyfermot Youth Service fundraised with a group of young people for 3 – 5 months for a trip to Sweden. The trip took place on 26 August – 29th August 2010. They did Bag Packing, Discos also sold spot the balls in schools, shops and at home. The group was made up of 6 young people from the Ballyfermot area and 2 Staff.
The group worked very hard while organising this trip looking for accommodation, planning activities and timetable and things to do while they were in Sweden. While in Stockholm they visited many tourist attractions in the city. They also purchased a “Stockholm Card” which allowed them to get discounts on Public Transport and Admission to 80 places such as Museums, Parks etc.
They went to an Aquarium, The Royal Museum and a tour of Stockholm on a barge and horse and cart. They visited the Tivoli Theme Park followed by a Concert, and they also went to Restaurants and shopping. A highlight of the visit was a trip up to Sky View, it the name of the attraction that takes you on a breathtaking journey to the top of Ericsson Globe, the world’s largest spherical building. From it’s peak at 130 meters above sea level, you gain a whole new perspective on Stockholm.
BYS Youth Leaders: Gemma Stanley, Lauren Nolan, Natasha Fletcher, Ashling Rochford, Danielle McDade, HayleyKate Conlon, Bryan Perry, Ema Geraghty.