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Grantham pupil faces her fears on adventure holiday

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A Grantham pupil spent a week in the Lake District as part of a charity that delivers outdoor adventure holidays for disabled adults and children.

Lauren Raynor, who is studying maths and English at Young Persons Learning Provision (YPLP) on Trent Road, attended the outdoor activities course as part of The Calvert Trust Centre, which enables people with physical, learning, behavioural and sensory disabilities to experience exciting, challenging and enjoyable outdoor activities.

Lauren took part in rock climbing, orienteering, canoeing, horse riding, abseiling, archery and caving, which are all designed to bring out the best in candidates and build confidence.

Lauren was sponsored by Grantham Sunrise Rotary and supported by grants from Rotary Foundation District and The Grantham Youth Trust.

Lauren said: "My favourite activities were horse riding and abseiling.

"I was scared at first but our team leaders and friends helped me overcome those fears. I really felt that I gained a lot more confidence and I surprised myself."

Rotarian Irvin Metcalf went along as an instructor helper. He said: "It is a great way to put something back into the community and wonderful to encourage and see the candidates really achieve something they thought they couldn't do."

For more information: visit www.calvert-trust.org.uk

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