Our Stories - Linburn Academy Story

Linburn School in Glasgow prides itself on being a tight-knit community.

That’s why it approached the Teddy Bear Foundation for help.

The school was planning a Spring week of adventure in the Scottish countryside but there was a shortfall in the amount of money needed to take part.

Depute Head Frances McCay wrote to us:”All of our pupils have complex learning difficulties.

“Some have additional difficulties from Autism and challenging behaviour.

“We are having problems getting all the money together that we need.

“We never give up in our endeavours to try and include everyone and hope you can help in some way.”

A Teddy Bear cheque for £1080 was soon winging its way to Linburn and in May 2011, all 13 pupils and their teachers were heading to Gartmore House in Stirlingshire.

Reece rode a horse across a field for the first time.

Kieron sailed down Loch Katrine on the paddle steamer, Sir Walter Scott.

There were trips to the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, where the children watched live webcam pictures of the Osprey guarding her nest and eggs.

Said Frances McCay:”We went to the Scottish Woollen Mill Centre in Aberfoyle, where we saw sheep dogs rounding up sheep and geese.

“Young ponies were galloping about and we were introduced to a new-born lamb and little chicks.

“The staff of Gartmore House accommodated our every need, especially the needs of our children who required special diets.

“All the staff and pupils of Linburn Academy would like to say a GREAT BIG THANK-YOU to the Teddy bear Foundation for your support.”

Linburn's Adventure

Kids met new-born lambs in Aberfoyle.

Linburn's Adventure

"I'm not going up there!".

Linburn's Adventure

Ridin' out on our ponies.

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