Over many years, All Saints has taken Year 6 children to RYG : it is always a highlight of a pupil's time at the school and marks the beginning of them growing up, learning important life-skills and developing independence. We still hope to be able to take current Year 6 children to RYG but a lot depends on how regulations move across the English and Welsh governments.
Unfortunately, the pandemic has been particularly hard on organisations like RYG and, while restrictions still persist, their survival becomes increasingly perilous - but you can help! There follow various appeals that RYG is making. If you can please engage with them, whether by contributing towards their crowdfunding campaign, by signing their petition, writing to your MP or promoting their #muddypuddlechallenge - every little gesture helps - the following are their words:
After being closed for over a year, we have been asked by many people whether there is anything more they can do to help and whether they can donate. As a result we have set up this crowdfunding page for those who are able to and wish to support us in that way.
You are able to help further by getting involved with the #saveoutdoored campaign which represents residential outdoor education centres all across the UK:
1. Sign this petition for financial support for centres. It is the 3rd petition the group has supported and so may not be one you have seen before. Here's the link: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/5527…
2. Write to your MP stressing the importance of outdoor education. Ask for financial support for centres and that they be included on the "roadmap" to reopening. There is more information on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rygoutdoor
You can also invite your MP to join the APPG (All party parliamentary group) for outdoor learning. There is an easy template here:
3. #muddypuddlechallenge this challenge is taking place on twitter and facebook. Anyone can take part and you can join in as a school on the 5th March by encouraging children and staff to get outside and the puddles and splash til their heart's content or be creative and think of 101 things to do with a muddy puddle: a boat race, puddle hopscotch etc. A bit of fun with a serious point. You can then challenge other local schools or organisations to take part in the challenge.
Facebook #muddypuddlechallenge accepted!
Join in with our mission to help save Outdoor Education by embracing your inner child and taking part in our Muddy Puddle Challenge!
* Post a picture or video of your best muddy puddle splash/adventure – create your own puddle if you need to.
* Sign the petition to help financially support outdoor education in the UK – https://bit.ly/369c9vV
* Share these steps in your caption, use the hashtag #muddypuddlechallenge and nominate three friends to take on the splash!
I was challenged by .........I challenge........
Read more here:
#getkidsoutside #muddypuddlechallenge #dirtisgood #saveoutdoored #getcreative Twitter
Join in with our mission to #GetKidsOutside and #SaveOutdoorEd! #Muddypuddlechallenge • Post a pic/video of your best muddy puddle splash • Sign the petition – https://bit.ly/369c9vV
• Share & nominate three friends!
We are grateful for your continued support and we can't wait to see you back here in North Wales very soon. All the best,
Ed and Sara