Our site works best with JavaScript enabled.

News - update on all things Alpkit

The Astley Cooper School

By Alpkit
25, Jul, 2016

The Astley Cooper School would like to extend their Duke of Edinburgh provision, and need help in purchasing equipment for students so they can take part

The Alpkit Foundation is pleased to support The Astley Cooper School in Hemel Hempstead. For the past 2 years, they have run the Duke of Edinburgh programme for year 9 students. There has been a significant rise in interest, however the school is struggling to reach out to students who are less fortunate, who struggle to afford the sign up costs, fund expeditions and the required equipment. 

Michael explains why the project is happening. “We are trying to increase these numbers as we feel that it is important for students of a less fortunate background to have the same opportunities as their peers. We have found it difficult to involve some students who’s parents are concerned about the monetary cost of funding the expeditions, and also who would struggle to get suitable equipment (walking boots/ waterproof clothing). We envisage that a large group of students in future years would benefit form funding as it would provide a better opportunity for them to get outdoors.”

The Alpkit Foundation will provide funding to help purchase equipment for the school, which will be passed on through following years and groups.

  • Google+

No Comments

Share your thoughts about this article.

General News

Hiking for mental health
Training to lead more walks
Apply now for 4 days of Adventure in Snowdonia
Apply for a residential course in Snowdonia
Visions of Climbing
Helping a weekend climbing for visually impaired.
eXXpedition: Researching Marine Plastic Pollution
Studying the impact of marine plastic pollution
A greenwood project
Camping for mental health
Keeping It Wild
More green time, less screen time
Hike for Freedom
hiking away from extreme cruelty
Flying towards DofE
Helping Air Cadets on the path to DofE

More from News

Elsewhere on Alpkit

More from Deeds

More from Develop

More from Spotlight

Be the first to hear about our newest products and promotions

Join AlpCol's Espresso newsletter for that hit of Go Nice Places, Do Good Things Greatness


By adding your email you consent to our terms and conditions