The Westray Development Trust Board are pleased to announce that they have confirmed they have allocated £40,000 towards the replacement of the playpark equipment, subject to other funding being successful. It has been very clear to the board that this project has wide community support and is a very important local facility that has been well used. Thanks to […]
The Westray Nursery received a grant of £400 from Westray Development Trust to spend on fruit and vegetables for snack time. This has meant that even though the Westray Nursery doesn’t have access to cheap supermarket snack items, it can continue to charge the same session fee as other Orkney nurseries and provide a healthy […]
Westray Junior High School have started planning a trip to Poland for all senior school students next year. Children and parents have made a huge undertaking to fundraise half the total required, and WDT has agreed to match this (up to £8500). £2400 of this has already been paid over to cover deposits.
The playpark was one of the first projects undertaken by the Westray Development Trust, with the vision and enthusiasm of a dedicated group of volunteers to lead the way. The Trust secured the use of a suitable piece of land (within the school playing field) and the steering group proceeded to put plans into action […]
12 teenagers from Westray and 5 from Papay (accompanied by 6 leaders) had a very enjoyable but exhausting trip to London with the Parish Kirk Youth Group. They spent six nights (20-26th October) staying in the Central London area of Kennington/North Lambeth. Alongside a number of more predictable tourist visits, the group – Found out […]
Prior to the Westray Conference in 1998, the lack of youth facilities was well recognised. A typical Saturday night for teenagers in Westray meant meeting up at the public toilets. A Youth and Children subgroup was determined to meet the needs of Westray’s young folk, and consulted with and actively involved them in planning. The […]