Banchory School Master faces daunting challenge

Here’s a daunting challenge for Colin Nicoll from Banchory Academy. Colin has been pivotal in getting the River Dee Trust’s Mar Lodge Summer School Week for teenage children off the ground. This activity week launched last year and was so successful it is being repeated this summer. As Colin is a keen supporter of the river I thought you may want to hear about the challenge facing him.

Hi Folks,

I am again organising an 8 day trip with 14 pupils from Banchory Academy travelling from Mallaig to Aberdeen by foot, mountain bike and canoe, camping as we plot our way across the country. This year is a little more challenging as well as taking 14, 12-15 year olds, we are taking two guys who are both double leg amputees from our chosen charity Horseback UK.

Paul, (50) lost his legs back in 1979 at Warren Point in Ireland following an IRA blast and Scott (23) lost them following an IED blast in Afghanistan 2 years ago.  Although the blasts were almost 30 years apart both guys are from the 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment. Both are now involved working at Horseback UK having attended courses as part of their rehabilitation. We depart this Friday 17th May for 8 days and we hope the weather warms up.

Hope you are able to sponsor me for what is a fantastic charity.

If link does not work just cut and paste into virgin money and search for Across Scotland 2013

Many thanks


Colin Nicoll

Depute Rector

Banchory Academy

01330 823357



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