Youth Peace Camp 2018 – ‘A Space Week in the City of Nicolaus Copernicus’

With the support of Cheltenham Twinning Association and some determined fund-raising, six young people from Cheltenham together with two youth leaders from CMAS (Community Mentoring and Support CiC) had a wonderful opportunity to participate in the annual Peace Camp along with young people from France, Germany and Poland, in the historic city of Torún (Poland).

The group participated in a series of educational scientific research activities in the science labs of the Mill of Knowledge Modernity Centre in Torún, the birthplace of the famous astronomer Copernicus, and also enjoyed exploring the historic town including a visit to the Gingerbread Museum to taste delicious gingerbread cakes, a famous local delicacy!

The idea of organising international youth meetings originated from the authorities in Göttingen, who wanted young people from partner cities to join in activities to promote peaceful coexistence between people of different nationalities. We are delighted the summer holiday peace camps have been taking place for twenty years, each year, alternating between Cheltenham (UK), Göttingen and Wittenberg (Germany), Pau (France) and Torún (Poland).

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