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UKSA and George Green’s School

Added by: Office Admin | Added on: March 20th, 2019

It has been a while now since we last spoke so I thought I would get in touch just to give you a quick update with regard to the Shipwright’s grant to George Green’s School which is being put towards a trip to UKSA in 2019.

I can confirm that 20 students from George Green’s are coming to UKSA this summer, from 21st-23rd June, for a residential visit thanks to this grant. This time they have chosen to bring an all-girls group who are planning to partake in a range of activities including keelboating, dinghy sailing, paddleboarding, raft-building, orienteering and team-building (weather-dependent). We are really looking forward to their visit and I will, of course, provide you with a formal report subsequent to the trip to tell you more about how the beneficiaries get on and the impact of the trip. Thank you so much for making this visit possible for these youngsters!

Following-on from our last conversation, I thought you might also be interested to know that a group of 17 boys visited us from George Green’s School for a 5-day residential trip over the summer holidays thanks to funding raised through the Summer Give campaign. It was an amazing success and really was made possible thanks to your introduction to their Principal – Jill; thank you so much for that. They were a lovely group of boys and, by all accounts, had an amazing time and are really keen to do the same again this year if we partake in the Summer Give again – you can read more here: https://uksa.org/charity/latest-campaigns/summergive/summer-give-campaign-update/

As mentioned, I will be in touch subsequent to the trip in June but I hope this serves as a useful update for now. Do let me know if you would like any further information or have any questions.

Best wishes,

Rosie Peckham

Partnerships & Fundraising Coordinator, UKSA

 

Thank you for this. I just want to add my thanks for this amazing opportunity for our students. They absolutely love it! This is something very important to me: apart from the fact that it ties in very nicely with the history and legacy of George Green, it is such a wonderful way to get our students off the island and into a different world. This is about the kind of experience that really does change loves and futures so thank you.

Kind regards

Jill Baker

Principal, George Green's School