Supporting Youngsters

Developing Young People

The Michelle Jurd Memorial Trust funds adventurous training and arts based extra-curricular activities for young people. Each year our income is divided amongst schools and youth groups to allow young people to take part in challenging developmental activities, which include kayaking, climbing, orienteering, bush-craft, dancing, and theatre and art workshops. Children often describe the most challenging experiences as the ones they have enjoyed most.

In a recent visit to Grange Primary School Neil Jurd heard how much pupils had enjoyed visiting Castle Head Outdoor Centre, climbing and then standing on top of a very high and deliberately wobbly wooden pole – a huge challenge requiring considerable courage.