Duchess of Cambridge visits ARK schools outdoor challenge

The Duchess of Cambridge took part in an ARK outdoor challenge with children from ARK's King Solomon Academy. The duchess chatted to the children and saw their activities, such as building a shelter and a camp fire. 

The course was part of ARK's programme of schools-led outdoor adventure trips, designed to enable schools in inner-city areas to lead their own trips at low cost. 

35 per cent of children from low income families do not participate in any out-of-school activity: ARK's outdoor challenges offer children the chance to experience a little of life in the countryside, often for the first time. Teachers benefit enormously too, gaining the skills and confidence to run these experiences independently. As a result, the residential courses become far more cost-efficient, ensuring many more pupils can benefit.

You can watch the visit here