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.

People like me don’t get to do this stuff!

This summer 45 disadvantaged young people got to have a day out of Carlisle, a chance to be inspired and experience something otherwise unaffordable. Michelle Jurd Trust funding paid for accommodation, tickets, travel arrangements, food,
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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
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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
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45 Youngsters. 11 Adventures. Lifetime of Inspiration.

Across the summer 45 young people did something (or a couple of somethings) they had never done before. With funding from the Michelle Jurd Trust, contributing towards accommodation, tickets, travel arrangements, food, drinks and so
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Encouraging Team-Work and Confidence with Boccia

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
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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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Discover how we are making an Impact in Cumbria

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SUPPORTING ADVENTURES

As the Michelle Jurd Trust celebrates it’s 10th Anniversary, we stop to take stock; to realign our mission; to remember why we started, and where we want to go. And we’re very clear - we need to be increasing the number of opportunities for adventure and exploration to the young people and veterans of Cumbria.

Developing Cumbrian Schools

ADVENTUROUS LEARNING

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

Supporting Young People

ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION

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

Reskilling Ex-Service People

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

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

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