Hill End welcomed local MP Layla Moran in October as part of the Wytham 100 celebrations – and expressed thanks for her suppprt for our charity in these challenging times.
She was able to meet children and staff of Brize Norton Primary, and see the quality outdoor learning that Hill End provides first-hand, by taking part in a Stone Age history day the ancient settlement.
A new centenary poem has been comissioned this year by Wytham Woods from their poet in residence and donated to Hill End – this was unveiled for the first time, perfectly linking past and present.
The day was also featured by BBC South evening news and the Oxford Mail.
Layla Moran said:
“It was an honour to visit Hill End today and share their centenary celebrations with them. It’s a great shame to think that our outdoor education centres could be decimated by the coronavirus. They do such wonderful work for the kids in our community and the county.
“What’s absolutely clear is that the Government needs to give the sector the support it badly needs before we lose it forever. I badly want Hill End to be celebrating again in another hundred years! Let’s preserve our outdoor education sector for generations to come.
“Thanks so much to all the staff, children and teachers for a great afternoon. Hill End is a jewel in our community’s crown.”