Annington Trust welcomes applications from schools in Service communities.
Since the Summer of 2012, over 195 youngsters from Service families have taken part in an Outward Bound Trust adventure course in Scotland, England and Wales, thanks to the support of the Annington Trust.
The Annington Challenge gives young people from military communities aged between 11-19 the chance to benefit from their own outward bound adventure, in the process gaining a huge sense of achievement and confidence in their own abilities.
During the summer of 2016, the Trust sponsored a further 33 youngsters nominated by schools across the all three Services. Afterwards participants were asked to write a short account of their 'Annington Challenge' and many wrote of returning home with memories of making new friends, learning to work as part of a structured team, putting trust in their peers and gaining greater confidence through personal development.
Lucy, 16, summed it up when she said: "(The course) has made me interact with new people differently and it has made me know and think that I am able to do things I don't/didn't think I could ever do. It has made my social skills better for college and also made me aware that I can do more than I think I can."
Nicole, 12, said that attending the course "has made me more confident in trying new things and getting on with with the task and trying really hard."
Jo, 15, said: "On this course, I was very shy to start with (and) now I feel more confident. I think my whole view has changed and I am one step closer to the person I want to be!!
During the summer of 2017, Annington Trust again sponsored young people nominated by schools across all three Services.
To be eligible applicants must be a UK passport holder, be aged between 13-19 at the time of participation and have a family member serving with the Royal Army, Navy or Air Force. You will need the support of your school and college who will be contacted to discuss your application.
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