The Beckwith Bequest is a charity which provides grants for the furtherance of the education of people resident or educated in the parishes of Easingwold or Husthwaite.
Should you wish to make an application to the charity, a form can be downloaded here.
Husthwaite is an ancient settlement, one of the oldest buildings being St. Nicholas’ Parish Church dating from the twelfth century, which, with the Village Green, forms the centre of the village. The village is a Designated Conservation Area and is adjacent to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.
The School enjoys links with the village having participated in their village market and Open Gardens event. Children visit the Village Primetime Club each term and enjoy the social interaction with the older generation. Primetime is an initiative organised by Hambleton District Council that uses sport to reduce isolation in rural areas and enables our children to interact with the older generation in our community. The sessions are for any age or ability but particularly those looking for social interaction. Sports on offer are Boccia and New Age Kurling which are designed specifically to allow adults and children to compete on an equal footing.
“Inter-generational games are wonderfully invigorating for the older players” says Robin Walton, volunteer co-ordinator of Primetime. “We always welcome new players of all ages and abilities who come and enjoy Boccia and New Age Kurling with us. Clubs like this are specifically designed to help alleviate rural isolation.”