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Urmston Senior Section Live It Up!

One of Urmston's Rangers, Amy aged 16, writes about their day in Liverpool at the LiveItUp event; 

 

"We travelled on the train Saturday morning from Urmston to Liverpool and then walked from the train station to Camp and Furnace. We checked in and received special neckers for the day. Before heading off to Liverpool’s Women’s Hospital, our base for the afternoon, we had some pastries and discussed what we would be doing that day. 

After meeting up with the rest of our group we walked towards the Women’s Hospital. 

Our afternoon was spent learning about the 100,000 genomes project- a project set up by David Cameron with the intention to have 100,000 genomes screened to help find out more about rare diseases and to figure out cures for them. We were introduced to many members of the projects - from recruitment nurses to the researchers. We were first given a presentation about the project and its cause then, after lunch, we had table debates with some of the members of the project on various topics. It helped us gain more awareness of the project and made us think about the pros and cons of the project from many different viewpoints.

Once we completed the afternoon at Liverpool’s Women’s Hospital my Ranger group spent an hour or two looking around Liverpool before the party. The party was great! It was held back at Camp and Furnace and had great music, a fun photo area and lots of different, delicious street food. There was a large variety of food from curry to fish and chips. We danced and sang for hours, even more so when the band performed at about 9 o'clock!

Unfortunately we had to leave the party slightly earlier in order to catch the train back to Urmston but Urmston Rangers had a very interesting and fun time at LiveItUp, thank you!"

Watch a short video of the day here
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