The David Ross Education Trust

Thorpe Hill, Loughborough LE11 4SQ
Charity and Not-for-Profit

About Us

What is the Inspiration Fund?

The Inspiration Fund creates life-changing experiences for over 13,000 young people in schools across the country part of the David Ross Education Trust.

Our enrichment programme is at the heart of our organisation and encourages students to become confident, well-rounded young people who will be valued members of society. According to our students and their parents, the outstanding opportunities we are able to offer is one of the hallmarks of a Trust education.

We are proud to be able to say that ours is the only programme of its kind in the state sector and gives our students access to the kinds of life-changing experiences normally only available at independent fee-paying schools.

Events and initiatives benefiting our academies and made possible by the Inspiration Fund include:

- The DRET Summer Cup and Winter Cups, both primary and secondary

- The DRET Music Festivals, primary & secondary

- Talents days with specialist musicians, dance instructors, elite athletes and Olympians

- Mentoring programmes 

- Virtual Challenges

- The DRET All Stars programme in music, football, netball, rowing and rugby

-  Improved sports facilities and equipment

- Specialist sports programmes, instrumental lessons and the Singing Schools Project

- and much more!

Why we're raising money

Our award-winning enrichment programme helps our students to develop their passions and discover their talents through access to the very best in sports, music, culture and outward-bound activities. The Inspiration Fund is what funds all the opportunities provided to our students, and in order for the Trust to continue offering these life-changing experiences we need to fundraise. Without the Inspiration Fund, there is no DRET Enrichment Programme.

As one-Trust, we will group together throughout the year to deliver fundraising events, campaigns and bids to raise money for the programme. 

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Our related campaigns

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MAA Christmas Concert

Malcolm Arnold Academy's Music Department are putting on a spectacular Virtual Christmas Concert to showcase the musical talents at the school as well as put a bright end to your 2020. The musical enrichment opportunities at the academy are supported by the Inspiration Fund and enables the academy to access world-class musicians to teach pupils, the chance to perform in incredible venues, resources to enhance the comprehensive music and singing lessons available to all pupils, offer talent support and bursaries, and take part in music festivals. Parents, pupils and friends are all welcome to experience the MAA Christmas Concert with us at 7:00pm live on the MAA Music Youtube Channel. Although no ticket is required to attend, should you wish to donate the cost of your ticket to the Inspiration Fund we would be extremely grateful for your support in helping us continue to create these opportunities for our pupils.We hope you enjoy the concert. Merry Christmas!https://youtu.be/K9NMdXEXOc4 
£75.00 Closed
15.00% of target
Target Breaker

Ruth Roberts' Marathon for the Inspiration Fund

Ruth Roberts' Marathon for the Inspiration FundRuth Roberts, Vice Principal of Lodge Park Academy in Corby, is embarking on her fourth marathon in aid of the Inspiration Fund.Ruth is training hard ahead of the the Milton Keynes Marathon, 3rd May 2021, and needs your help to fundraise for the Inspiration Fund which provides a life-changing enrichment programme to students at Lodge Park Academy and the other 33 academies part of the Trust.Thank you for your support - Good Luck Ruth!The Inspiration FundOur Trust’s Inspiration Fund creates life-changing experiences for over 13,000 young people in our schools. Our award-winning programme helps our students to develop their passions and discover their talents through access to the very best in sports, music, culture and outward-bound activities.Our enrichment programme is at the heart of our organisation and encourages students to become confident, well-rounded young people who will be valued members of society. We are proud to be able to say that ours is the only programme of its kind in the state sector and gives our students access to the kinds of life-changing experiences normally only available at independent fee-paying schools.How you can make a differenceTo be able to offer these incredible experiences, we need to fundraise. This because the experiences and activities we offer go beyond the activities supported by state-funded grants.Our enrichment programmes are only possible because of the Inspiration Fund and the generosity of our donors – from organisations to school communities and individuals.https://app.investmycommunity.com/the-david-ross-education-trust-2391For more information on ways in which you can support the Inspiration Fund, please contact apage@dret.co.uk
£313.75 22 Days left
104.58% of target
Live

Route 34

Route 34Colleagues, students and partners to the David Ross Education Trust are embarking on a 678km journey around all 34 Academies part of the Trust in aid of the Inspiration Fund.This virtual mission challenges participants to cover a 678km route to all academies part of the David Ross Education Trust, branching from Scarborough to the Olympic Park in London. Using the 'My Virtual Mission' app, staff, students and friends to the Trust will be able to log distances covered in daily exercise activities to chip away at the challenge and track their progress along the route. This incredible challenge is all in aid of the Inspiration Fund which enables the David Ross Education Trust to deliver a world-class enrichment programme which is one of a kind in the state education sector. The DRET Enrichment Programme provides life-changing enrichment opportunities through sport & music which broadens the horizons of over 14,000 pupils across the country. These opportunities, which would normally only be seen in fee-paying independent schools, build character, develop talent and shape our pupils into confident, well-rounded young adults. Events and initiatives benefiting our academies and made possible by the Inspiration Fund include:- The DRET Summer Cup and Winter Cups, both primary and secondary- The DRET Music Festivals, primary & secondary- Talents days with specialist musicians, dance instructors, elite athletes and Olympians- Mentoring programmes - Virtual Challenges- The DRET All Stars programme in music, football, netball, rowing and rugby- Improved sports facilities and equipment- Specialist sports programmes, instrumental lessons and the Singing Schools Project- and much more!These opportunities are not possible without the Inspiration Fund. Following the COVID-19 Pandemic, now more than ever, it is vitally important for the future physical and mental well-being of young people to ensure that they are given the best possible experiences at school. We hope Route 34 will help to raise awareness of our cause and any donations would be gratefully received. For further information on the Inspiration Fund, please visit our website https://www.dret.co.uk/about/inspiration-fund/ or contact apage@dret.co.uk to find out how you can support.
£160.00 104 Days left
5.33% of target