The BMCF (Bucks Masonic Centenary Fund) awarded £3,200 for the purchase of a trailer for Alfriston School based in Beaconsfield.
Mick Clanfield (Bucks Provincial Charity Steward) recently went to the school to meet the Headmistress and girls that will be using it.
Alfriston School is a special school for girls with learning difficulties, and our main aim is to help our girls to gain the confidence and skills needed to be able to enjoy and participate in life as contributing adults. We are delighted to be supported in this by the Buckinghamshire Freemasons, who have kindly given us a trailer for our minibus to enable us to provide invaluable experiences for our girls to learn to face personal challenges in unfamiliar and testing environments.
Headteacher Jinna Male of Alfriston school commented;
This trailer is being used to take our girls out of their home environments on expeditions and trips. Some of our girls are learning to ride a bike, and we have taken the mountain bikes out to the woods to give them an exciting and inspiring setting in which to learn. Others have been on residential adventurous trips such as the New Forest, where the trailer has been used to take the large and expansive equipment needed. Our older girls are practicing for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and the trailer is much needed in taking their camping and other kit needed to support this. Our curriculum can now include a wider and more varied programme of adventurous and outdoor activities that will develop their personal attributes such as resilience, perseverance and co-operation to equip them for life beyond Alfriston.