One of our teachers said to me this year ‘this is the first time that our Year 2 children have
been out of school on a school trip in their time with us’.
I was taken aback slightly and then it made me consider just how difficult and challenging these last two years have been for our children through this pandemic.
It makes me realise the physical, mental and emotional challenges that we have all been through and especially our young people.
So, it makes me even prouder to see what we have achieved this year.
We have welcomed back over 2,200 children to our projects this year and that is great testament to the work of my team here at the Trust and our wonderful volunteers.
I would like to make a special mention of our Assistant Director Neil Atkins who has continued to work in schools with key worker children throughout this pandemic. Thank you Neil, your work is much appreciated by the Trust and no doubt all the children.
We have also had a planning application passed unanimously to build our new pavilion and indoor cricket centre, so we continue to work towards raising the funds to allow us to continue to grow and develop our programmes further.
We won’t be taking anything for granted but we have some exciting times ahead and many more smiling faces to see.
Darren Bicknell – Chief Executive of the Belvoir Cricket & CountrysideTrust