The Summer Give – making a difference to disadvantaged youngsters this summer

We have successfully raised over £15,000!  This gives 36 disadvantaged children from London the chance to experience an adventure holiday to the Isle of Wight during their summer holidays.

Summer Give Campaign Target Reached

UKSA has teamed up with The Big Give and The Childhood Trust once again to make a difference to disadvantaged young children from London this summer.

Did you know that over 700,000 children in London live in poverty?

For these children, the summer holidays can be a particularly scary time.  Many children are left hungry and unsupervised without the provisions offered by schools during term-time. This can leave many youngsters vulnerable and lonely with little adult supervision and left to fend for themselves.

Research shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds are also being left behind at school compared to their peers.  Few have opportunities to learn and play outdoors in their school holidays. With no sign of improvement for these children, we want to do all we can to address this.

Give a disadvantaged child a summer to remember and a chance to play

Through the Summer Give, UKSA will provide FREE residential sailing and watersports courses to young Londoners during the summer holidays. These trips offer a chance to get outside, be part of a team, test their boundaries and develop valuable life skills, like self-esteem, resilience and teamwork.

Summer Give Funded Students playing with the water

Each child will spend five days at our Academy on the Isle of Wight with all food, accommodation, evening activities, and tuition included, offering them a summer experience to remember!

Creating childhood memories to be treasured

“Before my trip to UKSA I would always doubt what I could do NOW I know to be positive and believe in myself!”  George Green’s School pupil

“Thank you so much for enabling the residential trip for 17 of our students at UKSA…

 The team of instructors kept them busy and engaged from breakfast to bedtime. Within an hour of arrival even the non-swimmers were hurling themselves into the water; Phil had persuaded them that if they ran fast enough down the slipway they could walk on water (with lifejackets of course!)…

On the journey out they had been a school group, on the way home they were the George Green School Team; their parting shot “when can we go again sir?”     

Stephen Moss – George Green’s School, Enrichment Officer

Summer Give Funded Students looking out over the Solent

Ormiston Maritime Academy

“Without doubt, UKSA has enhanced students’ personal development in so many ways… Some of the students’ behaviour has improved, they are more likely to put their hand up to answer questions and are more active and focussed in group work activities… They are more likely to volunteer to lead or at least take part in group activities… Anecdotally their attendance has improved.”