Blue Spark Foundation

Witton Middle School takes disadvantaged Pupils to Ullswater Outward Bound Centre

BlueSpark helped provide the funding for Witton Middle School in Droitwich,Worcestershire to take 12 disadvantaged pupils to Ullswater Outward Bound Centre in the Lake District on their first ever outdoor residential trip. These children had never left their home town. The project leader, Lawrence Crabb, told BlueSpark that “This was an opportunity to broaden their horizons, push their boundaries and show them what they were capable of. The trip encouraged teamwork, pride and self-esteem and fostered longer term self-belief and resilience. The children immersed themselves in new experiences such as mountain climbing, scrambling, river wading and sailing. This is the stuff that life long memories are made of. Individuals have discovered new strengths and qualities and are talking about their futures in a different light.”