COVID-19 is a 2020 phenomenon like nothing we have experienced before. Its worthy of addressing in our Annual report as the implications of the “new normal” could be far reaching. POET is fortunate to be governed by a strong experienced board and has capable people who are adaptable and resilient.
We are heartened by the response of our partner schools and their commitment in prioritising and continuing with their outdoor education programmes and our sponsors and funders for continuing to believe in us.
It is important we stay positive, and look forward as there will be opportunities out there to explore in the future.
Finally, there is growing evidence of the value the outdoors makes to our young people’s positive well-being and in a post Covid world we believe our work is more relevant than ever.
-Karen Singers POET Manager