Two of the RSK representatives joined the international service team of more than 1000 UK volunteers and two attended as UK unit leaders. Each unit comprised 4 leaders and 36 young people aged between 14 and 18. With 75 units (3000 participants), the UK was the biggest contingent to attend other than Japan.
The units enjoyed three days in Tokyo, two days of home hospitality (in various prefectures in Japan) and more than two weeks on the Jamboree site in between. Activities on-site included the global development village and science and culture activities, and off-site activities included visiting Hiroshima and cultural and nature activities.
Temperatures were hot, with a high of 51.9°C being recorded in the sun outside the medical tent!
Community engagement is a vital part of RSK’s corporate responsibility programme.RSK director Nigel Board and senior geoenvironmental engineer Chris Larkin at the opening ceremony