A group of young people and a couple of Feast youth workers from Tower Hamlets headed for Revolution Karting in Mile End during the October half term holiday. The group was able to do this thanks to one of the young people receiving a Jack Petchey Achievement Award for his progress on a mentoring programme run by one of the youth workers. The group pitted their wits against one another in two 8 lap races on a challenging circuit. Each racer was provided with driver statistics, including fastest lap times and it’s fair to say that there was a lot of competitive exuberance which led to several near misses and an inevitable coming together of Karts!
Post-race conversations continued at a nearby Roosters Restaurant. Well we are The Feast! Further, this was an opportunity for youth workers and young people to talk about faith together and to grapple with questions about differences and similarities within Islam and Christianity. We talked about the place of prayer in our lives and what we pray about and we talked about the role of the prophets in our faiths as well as the character of God.
It is fair to say that the participants left agreeing that future opportunities should be explored to go karting again together and to continue our conversations.