Members of Silverdale Lodge No. 6926 in West Lancashire have raised £1,126 for Bleasdale School to allow six special needs pupils to attend a residential outdoor learning course
Bleasdale School is based in Silverdale which is a small village on the north edge of the Province. It only has a population of around 1,300 people, but boasts its own masonic hall and a very active and supportive lodge, working with the community.
Bleasdale School, which is located a short distance from the masonic hall, is a school for pupils aged 2-19 with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD).
Speaking about the impact the donation would have, Headteacher Kairen Dexter said: ‘Outdoor activities and inclusion within the community form a large part of our curriculum. This is why I want to thank Silverdale Lodge for its generosity in donating money to allow our pupils to access a residential at Bendrigg Lodge which is a residential activity centre specialising in high quality courses for disabled and disadvantaged people, of any age or ability.
'The pupils enjoy these activities so much and they are able to access activities such as the climbing wall, abseiling, archery and water sports, all activities which their mainstream peers, access without hesitation.'