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Eight JYFs brought enthusiasm, insights and camaraderie to The Settlement for 6 days.  Quaker Acres residents were privileged to be able to interact with these young people who very quickly became a “group” caring for and listening to each other.  Activities included, holding a Meeting for Worship for Business, roller skating, insights and history through the Quaker Tapestry photographs, hiking, cleaning duties, swimming, Quaker testimonies expressed in art and inspired by the Tapestries, attending morning Meeting for Worship, team building when working with horses, a values auction and a working bee in The Settlement grounds. (Extract from Management Meeting Minute 4 – 12/8/2013)
Captions to photos (except one in brackets) were extracted from the Epistle written by the JYFs.
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On day one everyone was introduced, we learnt about the history of the settlement- the place we were to spend the next 5 days – and formed and agreed on loose ground rules.
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On the second day, we explored Quaker tapestry and enjoyed a variety of delights provided by Wanganui town centre.

On the third day we hiked through Bushy Park, followed by a trip to Kai Iwi beach, finishing with a life auction, in which, with limited funds we were asked to bid on the value(s) which were most important to us.


On the fourth day we did a blindfolded team building activity with horses, developing trust and friendship.


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