Prestonfield Primary’s Trip Gets Welcome Funding Boost

Each year the P7s of Prestonfield Primary attend a residential trip in Benmore, Dunoon, which is a highlight of the school year. It’s an amazing opportunity for the children to gain independence in an outdoor setting – caving, kayaking, mountain biking night walks and forest trails with their friends, making bonds that will last a lifetime.  It also builds resilience, self-confidence and self-esteem.

Camp fees are subsidised, where possible by the school, so an application to the Cameron Toll Community Fund was also made to help reduce further the price per child to be paid by the families.

Jenny Hennessy, Head Teacher said: “The school aims to subsidise the trip as much as it can to make sure as many children can attend and benefit from the experiences that will stay with them for many years to come.  Unfortunately, this year we’ve seen a significant increase in the cost of running this year’s trip so we are aiming to fundraise £3000 so that the price increase is not passed onto families. The funding from Cameron Toll’s Community Fund, plus our recent Bake Sale in the centre, will make a big dent in our target.”

Claire Jefcoate, centre manager at Cameron Toll said: “Prestonfield Primary’s recent Bake Sale in the centre was a huge success and raised a lot of money from our generous shoppers. Added to the donation from our Community Fund we hope the fundraising target will be reached and the P7s will have a trip to remember.”

Groups and organisations interested in making an application to the Cameron Toll Community Fund should visit to download an application form.