Highview School summer activity week in North Wales

Education and Young People
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Date:
2013

Although the Trust does not ordinarily help to fund school trips, Trustees felt that a special case was made by Highview School in Folkestone for financial assistance towards the cost of a summer visit to a Mountain Activity Centre in North Wales. The school caters for children aged 5 -16 who have a range of learning difficulties. In summer 2012 17 of them were able to take part in a residential break at the Kent Mountain School in Snowdonia, with the chance to experience kayaking, raft building, Tyrolean traversing, gorge walking and an ascent of Snowdon itself. These activities all represented a considerable challenge for the participants, helping to build their level of fitness, and encouraging them to work better as a team and in character building. The Trust made a grant of £3000 towards a similar trip in summer 2013.