Colne pupils enjoy great outdoors thanks to £10,000 Lottery cash

Fisher More ASDAN (S)
Fisher More ASDAN (S)

The Friends of a Pendle high school made a successful bid to the Big Lottery Fund last year, and this year it is resulting in lots of outdoor action.

Fisher-More Catholic Humanities College received £9,965 for its “Triple E” project to encourage, enthuse and engage.

This was particularly aimed at encouraging young people at the school in Gibfield Road, Colne, to look at alternative activities, to help them become fitter, develop talents or trying something new.

It also gave them the opportunity to plan, train for and complete an independent adventurous journey.

Five Year 10 pupils successfully attained a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and a further 10 were also able to undertake an independent outward bound expedition in the Lake District as part of a qualification called ASDAN. It stands for Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network and is a pioneering initiative aimed particularly at those students who have difficulties engaging with the mainstream curriculum, and includes team building.

Further outdoor expeditions are planned during the autumn term, thanks to this funding.

A Fisher-More spokesman said: “The school is very grateful to the Friends for their work on the bid and also to the Big Lottery Fund for granting the money - otherwise none of this would have been possible.”