The Trust funded Stockley Academy to run an outdoor education programme for students. Students attend team-building activities over one day at school and some are later selected for outward bound trips to Derbyshire and for Snowdon. Since introducing the programme, Stockley has seen marked improvements in attendance and behaviour in the students participating.
Overall these trips have been invaluable to our students, many of our students have never left the borough so being able to offer trips that present so many new opportunities and skills is a life changing experience. We have seen such a change in our students, their confidence and self-esteem has risen and the students who before were very quiet and would often go through the day unnoticed are now a lot more engaged with school life.Key Stage 3 Co-ordinator at Stockley, Louise du Plessis