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Big Team Challenge 2024 – The Caribbean

Another day, another challenge! Kudos to everyone who participated in February’s challenge. Our fantastic Active Essex team periodically provides us with new physical activity challenges. This time, it was a walk/run to the “Islands of the Caribbean,” with approximately 1,390 km to be covered by up to 5 team members. The goal of these challenges is to encourage physical activity, which has numerous health benefits, and to make exercise fun. The first step in the challenge is to form a team and come up with a creative name.

What am I missing through my straw?!

Until recently my understanding of separated migrant children was largely shaped by ongoing media coverage, which has powerfully portrayed the treacherous and traumatic journeys that many children experience to reach the UK. Having now worked alongside childrens services commissioners and …