Funding Adventures Each year our income is divided amongst schools and youth groups to allow young people to take part in challenging developmental activities

Changing aspiration through Adventure.

When we exert ourselves physically and mentally, we discover our true inner strength to overcome life’s challenges and obstacles. Connecting our young people and ex-service people through adventure, they each discover new skills and realise the transferability of existing skills, which is where the real magic happens and the catalyst for growth truly begins.

Developing Cumbrian Schools


Helping to mould and develop young minds by broadening their horizons and enhancing their childhoods through adventure.

Friendship, Loyalty, Trust, Courage and Self-reliance

Allithwaite C E School has been involved with the Michelle Jurd Trust for at least 6 years and have benefitted significantly through the funds donated by the Trust. Allithwaite children have benefitted from many adventure

Growing Tomorrow’s Leaders

On a glorious Monday in September, most of Allithwaite School headed to Castle Head Outdoor Centre for a day of exciting activities together to foster team-work and responsibility. When we first arrived, we played four

Supporting Young People


Enabling more young people to participate in social and cultural activities, helping them build confidence and broaden their horizons. 

Future Gold Medalists?

4 Young people get the chance to watch the GB Cyclists in training and even get the chance to show off some of their own bike skills. Thanks to funding from the Michelle Jurd Trust

Encouraging Team-Work and Confidence with

At the heart of QES, is our Learning Support Department, which plays a very special role within school life for many pupils. The aim of the department is to help students develop socially and emotionally

Reskilling Ex-Service People


Creating positive life impact with ex-service people and their families in Cumbria, ensuring they thrive, not just survive.

9 Veterans Explore Opportunities

Having obtained funding to run a volunteers’ training expedition we recruited nine veterans to take part. The expedition began with travel from Fort William to Inverness was by canoe with a support boat and a

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