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This year the Venture Trust granted funding for five open canoes, a trailer and associated equipment such as paddles and buoyancy aids. The funding of this specialist equipment will enable all of Walton High’s students and staff the opportunity to enjoy canoeing on both local rivers and more adventurous expeditions. The purchase of this equipment allows Duke of Edinburgh Award participants an extended choice to their modes of travel options and compliments the walking and cycling expeditions already on offer and has already been used several times this expedition season. The purchase of the open canoes along with the trailer has also enabled the formation and early development of the Walton High canoe club which can now expand thanks to the multi-purpose paddlecraft trailer.

I would like to say thank you to the Venture Trust and those who support it for allowing this project to happen.

David Whiteley, DofE and OAA Manager

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