In the 1950s, we pioneered a series of Six-Week residential courses for Oxfordshire Secondary Modern schoolboys.
In the 1960s, Lancashire schools supported a junior version of the Four-Week course and in recent years we have seen a welcome resurgence of youth work.
Much of the work that we undertake with our school partners is in line with the needs of the National Curriculum. We run much shorter, sharply-focused courses for local schools assisting them to get the best out of their Personal and Social Education. (PSE)
However, this kind of work is dependent upon subsidy. We generate funding for our youth programmes in a number of ways. Whilst Francis Scott Charitable Trust continues to be a benefactor we also generate funds from the surpluses gained from the adult commercial courses, together with grants from a wide variety of national and local trusts.
Much of our youth work is done in partnership with government and social agencies, and is focused on those in greatest need.