Michael Streat

Michael's Woodbridge School's London to Woodbridge cycle ride

Fundraising for The Bridge Charity
raised of £10,000 target
by 160 supporters
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The Bridge Charity

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We support Children and Young Adults to improve their lives.


My name is Michael Streat and I was to be organising, for the twenty third year, Woodbridge School's charity cycle ride from London to Woodbridge, on 20 June.  Although we have had to cancel it this year, I will still be undertaking a solo challenge of 200km (oh dear...).  We seek your support more keenly than ever.  We are raising money for the Bridge School in Islington, a school we have very close links with forged through shared work and friendship.

What is the Bridge School?

The Bridge School is a school in London for pupils aged from 2 to 19 years with severe learning difficulties (SLD – comparable to a mental age of between eighteen months and six years) or profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD – less than eighteen months).  Some pupils have additional physical and sensory impairments or are on the autistic continuum.

The children’s various needs are intensive, wide-ranging, and frequently demanding in terms both of staffing and materials, but the School prides itself on doing all it can to meet them.  The staff has created an environment suffused by love and happiness despite the circumstances.  School is the haven and favourite place for many of the children, and it is easy to see why.

The pupils are taught in small groups and many require individual teaching. They follow a version of the National Curriculum however the aim is always to offer students as much control over their lives as possible, through learning tasks suited to their abilities.  A range of interesting experiences should help prepare them for adult life and, in some cases, lead to recognised qualifications.

Why does the school need money?

With resources immensely stretched by the cost of necessarily high staff-to-pupil ratios and the need to provide a vast range of highly specialist bespoke equipment (often only appropriate to one child, and then only for a short time while they grow), the children and  buildings remain woefully under-resourced in terms of many of the things other schools would take for granted as part of normal budgeting.

What will the money you donate be used for?

Your contribution will help in a small way to the bottomless financial needs of the Bridge children.  Money raised helps fund expensive sensory equipment, playground facilities, theatrical lighting and much more – all things that make an enormous difference to the way the children can enjoy their time at School; all things that would not have been bought without charitable support.

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About the charity

The Bridge Charity

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The Bridge London Trust is a Multi Academy Trust including two community special school sites in Islington, North London. We cater for pupils with autistic condition disorders, severe learning difficulties and profound and multiple learning difficulties.

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