The Dunnottar School is located near the Bel Jou hotel in Castries. The aim of this amazing institution is to provide education and training to children and young adults with Developmental Disabilities in the moderate to severe range. A vocational workshop also provides life skills training and helps prepare the students for work.
Ably run for more than 30 years by the dynamic Carolyn Archibald, the school currently has around 60 children. Creative and performing arts, physical education and sporting activities are all an integral part of the curriculum and they also have a school band which plays regularly for guests at the Bel Jou Hotel.
The Trust has supported the school with the provision of educational equipment and computers which have been a tremendous asset. Saga customers have taken the school to their hearts and their donations have helped them to purchase a much needed new school bus.
Building on the success of a kitchen garden project where excess produce is sold to the Bel Jou Hotel, the Trust is now funding a chicken rearing programme. This has been carefully thought through in conjunction with a Saga volunteer and will provide another means of income and food for the school as well as an opportunity for students who do not have the capacity for mainstream employment to become self-sufficient.
The Trust has also been happy to provide a mechanism for Saga volunteers who wish to provide ongoing support for the school.