Winners enjoy the limelight at Convention
Being treated like celebrities was all part of the prize for Worth Valley YFC when they won this year’s Club of Convention title.
The Yorkshire club won the badge of honour after impressing the judges with the enterprising work they are doing in their rural community. As well as starting up a land art business, the club have also recently launched a rural crime initiative, called Fields of Vision, which was shortlisted for a Rural Youth Europe award.
The Club of Convention prize gave 15 of their members who came to Convention tickets to the Guest Bar in the Winter Gardens, an opportunity to meet the DJs and a full weekend of photographs.
Joe Holmes, Vice Chairman of Worth Valley YFC, said they had all enjoyed the experience.
“We’ve had a really good time and enjoyed the star treatment. We’ve met the DJs and been able to go to the Guest Bar as well.”
The club admitted they had attended more of the Convention activities because they were the Club of Convention, which made them realise there was more on offer for people to get involved in.
“I went to the Annual General Meeting on the Sunday and I don’t know whether I would have done had we not been the Club of Convention. But it was interesting and we got to learn a bit more about what goes on behind the scenes, as well as casting votes on behalf of our club,” added Joe.
Members from the club got to meet with James Haskell and Chris Stark from BBC Radio 1 during the weekend.