To provide residential activity holidays for children in Year 6 who are in social or economic need. Giving children holidays to remember, interacting in a healthy way with adults and other children in a safe, caring atmosphere.
August 2014 - August 2014
Charity information: Summers Trust
Many of our volunteers currently work within education as teachers and have recognised that some children don’t get an opportunity to experience a holiday environment due to social or economic barriers. We have therefore established ourselves as a group to meet this need.
Summers Trust provide holidays so that children can experience new activities in an environment that will encourage team building and communication skills. The holidays help to instil self confidence, self reliance and improve the self esteem of the children while providing them with lifelong memories. With a proven holiday formula, developed with over 25 years experience, we help these children, from multi-ethnic backgrounds, to form relationships with each other, with adults and young adults.
To enrich the lives of children in need of such a holiday.
Activities» For 2011 we are aiming to offer the children a range of activities including; climbing, archery, canoeing, horse riding and swimming .
What success will look like
Success will be having 24 of the most needy children attending the weeks holiday and having a great week, full of new experiences and gaining lifelong experiences.
To ease the transition from primary to secondary education of the young children. The holiday gives them a renewed self-assurance upon returning to their families and new school life. The holidays also assist in respite care for families who may have issues regarding childcare, thus enabling them to refocus on other matters concerning the family.
Child Protection, Health and Safety and Insurance. We CRB check all our staff on an annual basis. We have a Child Protection Policy and provide Child Protection training to all staff. We hold staff meetings every night during the residential holiday to ascertain any issues involving the children. We carry out Risk Assessments annually of the site we attend and all activities carried out. We have insurance that covers Trustee Indemnity Insurance, Public and Employers Insurance.
At the end of the week a holiday film is produced which highlights the weeks activities. A DVD will be sent to ever donor.
Budget - Project Cost: £11,799Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £7,635 Accomodation and Activities Carroty Wood costs £650 Additional Catering Breakfast, BBQ, Staff meal £1,024 Supplies and Promotional First Aid, clothing, Travel expenses, phone money, pocket money, Leaflets, collection boxes £1,260 Administration Printing, Insurance £1,230 Additional activities Enchanted Forest, horseriding, arts and crafts
Rock UK Carroty Wood Adventure Centre is very popular with schools, church youth groups, local authority groups and adult training organisations.
The centre is also perfect for outdoor education – offering instructed activities (AALA licensed) such as kayaking, climbing, archery and rafting.
Set in an idyllic rural location just outside Tonbridge in Kent it’s just 20 minutes from the M25 and under and hour from the south coast.
Children completing year 6 of their education benefit directly from the holiday. They are nominated from primary schools which are located in the most deprived areas of the London Boroughs of Bromley and Croydon. The families of the children also benefit as they get a period of respite from looking after their children during the school summer holidays.
Many of the staff and Trustees have years of experience in the education sector, ranging from classroom teachers to headteachers. This experience of teaching includes planning and running many school trips in this country and abroad.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Founder and Project Co-ordinator, 10 years in education. 20 years experience of running holidays for under privileged children.
Chair, 13 years in education. 10 years experience of running holidays for under privileged children
Treasurer, 5 years as bank manager.
Trustee, 40 years in education, retired head teacher. 25 years experience of running holidays for under privileged children
pays for a childs lodgings, food and activities.
The holiday helps the children learn new skills that will help them as they progress into secondary school.