In August URPotential took a group of 7 young LGBT people to Manchester to attend the Rainbow Playground Youth Pride event run by the Proud Trust.

The day consisted of workshops, live performances, demonstrations and sports activates along with an autism friendly area and a quite zone. Young people took part in the workshops around the idea of what would a superhero look like if it represented you, mindfulness sessions, yoga, a musical performance, and a live performance of ‘Sexxes’, faith in yourself and body euphoria workshops, along with competitions on the climbing wall.

Young people really enjoyed the climbing wall which enabled young people to support others to overcome fears and to help them climb the wall when they were struggling.  The day was full of activities and had a wonderful positive atmosphere it was all about the young people celebrating who they were. The day drew to a close in the theatre with young people performing poems, songs and showing off their talents, with a movie of the day to end on.