Widehorizons Staff Conference     January 10th 2013
Welcome!!
One Amazing Year• The staff conference• The changes that have happened!  – I’m not going to steal the story• Staff changes...
Teams and Change!
Teams and Change!• A new team is emerging• The tactics are radically different• We need to work together to  understand, a...
A theme for the two days!• "Ask not what your country can do for you -  ask what you can do for your country"• "Ask not wh...
Annual Review 2012Fundraising, Marketing and Communications
Alex Brooks-JohnsonDirector of Fundraising & Marketing
2012 – Key Achievements•   Income•   Brand•   Projects•   Marketing•   Events•   PR
2012 Fundraising Income• Corporate - £63,650• Events - £28,000• Trusts - £85,475
Corporate £63,650• L&Q (ACE, Brochures, MMH)• Axis (Your Adventure Fund)• MMH Oast project
Events - £27,000• The Fool’s Errand - £4,000• Catch the Sun - £21,000• WEC Open day and Fright Night - £2,000
Trusts - £85,457              Trust Name                Amount            Project                        Centre/Area      ...
Brand
Brand
Projects funded in 2012•   ACE•   Outreach•   ALPS•   Adventure Learning Course
Marketing• Primary Brochure   Greenwich, Lewisham, Walsall   • 44 Enquiries, 10 bookings   • 25 Prospects, 4 bookings• ......
Primary Brochure            Sept 3   Sept 10   Sept 17   Sept 24   Oct 1   Oct 8   Oct 15Mailing                        PS...
Marketing•   Data management (c.5,000 contacts)•   Newsletters•   Parents contacts•   Business development
PR•   Lauren•   Kate•   Fright Night•   Bryntysilio•   ACE•   Sainsbury’s Forest Hill•   Google
Thank you
Annual Review 2012Resources
Katy KerrDirector of Resources
Bumper Year• 2012 saw us complete or 16 month financial  year (ending 31st July 2012)• Our total income was 3.15M  (3.08M ...
Are we on track?• YES – we made an accounting and a cash  surplus!• Thanks to all your efforts, we ended the year  with su...
How many children had a Widehorizons                   experience?Taking a snapshot of 12 months (Nov 11 to Oct 12)• 30,30...
How did you achieve this?You provided• 133,772 fabulous meals• 5,424 brilliant teaching sessions
How did you achieve this?To ensure a warm Widehorizons welcome, you  prepared and cleaned• 9,811 beds (409 dorms)• 2,712 c...
How did you achieve this?To keep our schools happy and our teachers in  the know you provided admin for• 2248 groupsAnd to...
Thank youAny questions?
Scott CraddockDirector of Services
What have we achieved?Organisational changes:• Team structure• Clarity of reporting lines• Operational Management Team (OM...
What have we done?Introduced some new roles:• Head of SE Operations• Head of Adventure Learning• Adventure Learning & Outr...
What have we done?Successful delivery of diverse residentialprogrammes & services:•   CHIVA – 100 children/40 carers•   ND...
What have we achieved?• MTB qualification at BRY – acknowledging  staff skills and experience• Owner of 2 quarries at TYB•...
What have we achieved?• Development of NEET courses at TYB  (endorsed by the Mayor)  "Wide Horizons have delivered some of...
Monitoring & Evaluation• Working with M&E specialist on creating  best framework• Hard to claim direct impact on attainmen...
How we do all this...
Thank you
Business Plan
Mike Penny        Alex Brooks-JohnsonChief Executive   Director of Fundraising & Marketing
Some context....• Our vision  We believe that every child should have  access to adventure as part of their education  and...
Some context....•   Business planning continuous cycle•   Management and centre team meetings•   Reporting processes•   Ap...
Strengths• Large number of children accessing services• Range of services for range of age groups• Quality of teaching, sk...
Weaknesses•   Ageing infrastructure not fit for purpose (Buildings, IT, minibuses etc)•   Silo mentality•   Organisational...
Opportunities•   Diversification of services based on existing strengths•   CPD•   Youth•   Academy chains•   Charity part...
Threats•   No reserves or financial buffer•   Economy, affecting families, funders and LA’s•   Competition•   Commercial e...
Business PlanKey factors  –   Numbers of children  –   Type of children  –   Our services  –   Funding  –   Staff developm...
Business Plan    Objective Area          Sub-Category                                  Objective1   Beneficiaries    a   N...
Benchmarking progress          Objective                                     YearObjective Area   Sub-Category     2012/13...
Adventure Learning PartnershipsTarget 2012/13: 20 ALPs Partners
ALPs – Why?•   Price (Costs)•   Partnerships with schools•   Sustainable•   Outcomes•   More children•   More schools•   C...
Schools                      Adventure! (days, residential,Fundraising                           outreach)              Wi...
ALPs• Adventure   – Planned   – Outreach   – Access• Schools Fundraising   – Support pack   – Events• Widehorizons Fundrai...
Adventure
More schools!• Marketing  – Coordinated activity  – Direct marketing  – Conferences and events• Fresh sessions• Curriculum...
Thank you
The Horizon
Scott JohnsonDeputy Head of Centre
The Horizon ?• line at which the earth and the sky  appear to meet• limit of mental perception, experience,  interest
The Globe• Who ?• When ?• What ?
The Convexivity of the Earth  • 1 mile  • 5 miles  • 10 miles
Thank youAny questions?
The ‘Story Stick’ tells the tale......
Art and Creativity
Shelter Building/Habitat
Mountain Biking
Canoeing (Year 4)
Outreach Outdoor Education          Walsall
• “We believe that every child should have access to  adventure as part of their education and throughout their  lives.”• ...
The Bryntysilio ‘Mission’We wanted to establish outreach work in order to:• Make adventure learning in the outdoors widely...
What happened?• Day trip for staff to assess and prepare venues to be used.• Advertised our expertise/resources and availa...
• Forward planning at Bryntysilio to ensure appropriate  equipment is available and resources provided....including, for  ...
Our challenges....what is the way forward for us?• Sustainability...• Do we need/can we provide a base to work from(phone-...
What’s next?• Developing flexible ideas for working- within school grounds  for example.• Developing programmes that build...
Final ThoughtsFive ways to Wellbeing:• Connect....   With people around you• Be Active.....   Go for a walk or a run• Take...
The Serotonin Factor......• Engaging in exercise and participating in activities outdoors  are proven to boost serotonin l...
Widehorizons    Environment CentreThe vision for redevelopment
Scott Craddock         Hamish CherrettDirector of Services   Head of Operations (South East)
History• Early 1900s Nature Study becomes popular – desire to bring  nature to urban areas/children• LCC coordinates adhoc...
History• By 1990 ILEA abolished, 12 staff providing rodents, botany  boxes, seaweed to London schools, free• Greenwich tak...
Aim One• To increase number of children attending term  time – doing more of what we do  – 3 classrooms plus Growing Schoo...
Logistics & Grounds Requirements– More teachers– More toilets– Another lunch area– Additional pathways– Developed learning...
Aim Two• To develop non-term time use of the centre to  provide opportunities for adventure for  children  – Play schemes ...
Logistics & Grounds Requirements– More staff– Office space– More car parking space– Two way traffic and/or another road ac...
Aim Three• To develop our community engagement and  outreach  – Outreach work  – Partnerships with community groups  – Dev...
What we have done so far• Engaged a consultancy firm to look at  development options• They bring experience of:     •   Ec...
What we have done so far• Alternative services/use of space:  Animal Days Out/after school activities                 Fit ...
Next steps• Development options offered by Johns Associates by 21  January• To be discussed at the AGM 24 January• Your fe...
Thank you
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Presentations from Day 1 of the Widehorizons Staff Conference in January 2013. Includes the following sessions:

- Welcome and Introduction
- Widehorizons Annual Review
- Widehorizons Business Plan
- The Horizons
- Breakout session theme - Outreach
- Breakout session theme - WEC Development

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  • Numbers essentially stableMay look slightly lower as our systems for collecting data are improving (e.g. Minimum numbers might be 30, but 24 came – used to collect only number invoiced)Figures only show Week day and Weekend residential visits, day visits and camping. Doesn’t capture non-children groups – e.g. Limmud, Townsend Hostel, Self Catering.
  • Widehorizons staff conference (day 1)

    1. 1. Widehorizons Staff Conference January 10th 2013
    2. 2. Welcome!!
    3. 3. One Amazing Year• The staff conference• The changes that have happened! – I’m not going to steal the story• Staff changes – People going – People coming – Me!
    4. 4. Teams and Change!
    5. 5. Teams and Change!• A new team is emerging• The tactics are radically different• We need to work together to understand, adapt and succeed
    6. 6. A theme for the two days!• "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country"• "Ask not what Widehorizons can do for you - ask what you can do for Widehorizons"
    7. 7. Annual Review 2012Fundraising, Marketing and Communications
    8. 8. Alex Brooks-JohnsonDirector of Fundraising & Marketing
    9. 9. 2012 – Key Achievements• Income• Brand• Projects• Marketing• Events• PR
    10. 10. 2012 Fundraising Income• Corporate - £63,650• Events - £28,000• Trusts - £85,475
    11. 11. Corporate £63,650• L&Q (ACE, Brochures, MMH)• Axis (Your Adventure Fund)• MMH Oast project
    12. 12. Events - £27,000• The Fool’s Errand - £4,000• Catch the Sun - £21,000• WEC Open day and Fright Night - £2,000
    13. 13. Trusts - £85,457 Trust Name Amount Project Centre/Area CEMEX Community Fund £12,600 Barn restoration Margaret McMillan HouseLeathersellers’ Company Charitable Trust £25,000 Charity development Not applicable Awards for All (Big Lottery) £9,857 Duke OF Edinburgh Margaret McMillan House and Ty’n y Equipment Berth Co-operative Bank Community Fund £2,000 Climbing equipment Ty’n y Berth Coutts Charitable Trust £500 Your Adventure Fund London Hedley Foundation £2,000 Waterproofs Townsend Sir William Boreman’s Foundation £5,000 Adventure Learning Outreach Lewisham and Greenwich CHK Charities Ltd £10,000 Adventure Learning Outreach Walsall Baron Davenport’s Charity £500 Clothing and equipment Bryntysilio Goldsmiths’ Company £3,000 Your Adventure Fund London The Gatliff Trust £750 Tools Wellesley The Equitable Charitable Trust £10,000 Adventure Learning Outreach London Edward Cadbury Trust £2,500 Your Adventure Fund Walsall Helianthus Charitable Trust £720 Low ropes course Bryntysilio The Douglas Turner Trust £1,000 Minibus Bryntysilio
    14. 14. Brand
    15. 15. Brand
    16. 16. Projects funded in 2012• ACE• Outreach• ALPS• Adventure Learning Course
    17. 17. Marketing• Primary Brochure Greenwich, Lewisham, Walsall • 44 Enquiries, 10 bookings • 25 Prospects, 4 bookings• ...next London boroughs • Tower Hamlets, Bromley, Bexley, Croydon, Southwark, Lambeth.
    18. 18. Primary Brochure Sept 3 Sept 10 Sept 17 Sept 24 Oct 1 Oct 8 Oct 15Mailing PSBEmails E1 E2 E3Telephone TF TF
    19. 19. Marketing• Data management (c.5,000 contacts)• Newsletters• Parents contacts• Business development
    20. 20. PR• Lauren• Kate• Fright Night• Bryntysilio• ACE• Sainsbury’s Forest Hill• Google
    21. 21. Thank you
    22. 22. Annual Review 2012Resources
    23. 23. Katy KerrDirector of Resources
    24. 24. Bumper Year• 2012 saw us complete or 16 month financial year (ending 31st July 2012)• Our total income was 3.15M (3.08M expenditure) • 2.36M for April 2011 to March 2012 • 1.86M for previous April to March • Bulk of increase due to deposits and increase in fundraised income
    25. 25. Are we on track?• YES – we made an accounting and a cash surplus!• Thanks to all your efforts, we ended the year with sufficient cash to continue our strategy of investing in fundraising.• The full benefits of this are long term so expenditure will continue to be tightly managed to ensure financial stability.
    26. 26. How many children had a Widehorizons experience?Taking a snapshot of 12 months (Nov 11 to Oct 12)• 30,309 children visited our centres, staying a total of 65,089 days EC HK BRY MMH TOW TYB TotalResidential (days) 6,015 14,889 16,703 6,984 44,591No children 1,290 3,950 3,105 1,466 9,811Day visits 8,187 9,734 157 2,273 147 20,498Total days 8,187 9,734 6,172 17,162 16,703 7,131 65,089Total Children 8,187 9,734 1,447 6,223 3,105 1,613 30,309
    27. 27. How did you achieve this?You provided• 133,772 fabulous meals• 5,424 brilliant teaching sessions
    28. 28. How did you achieve this?To ensure a warm Widehorizons welcome, you prepared and cleaned• 9,811 beds (409 dorms)• 2,712 classroomsTo keep the centres safe• You looked after numerous buildings and approx 50 acres of grounds
    29. 29. How did you achieve this?To keep our schools happy and our teachers in the know you provided admin for• 2248 groupsAnd to maintain finances in good order you raised• 2248 sales invoices
    30. 30. Thank youAny questions?
    31. 31. Scott CraddockDirector of Services
    32. 32. What have we achieved?Organisational changes:• Team structure• Clarity of reporting lines• Operational Management Team (OMT)• Regular communication & teamwork• Creation of centre workplans for 2013
    33. 33. What have we done?Introduced some new roles:• Head of SE Operations• Head of Adventure Learning• Adventure Learning & Outreach Teacher
    34. 34. What have we done?Successful delivery of diverse residentialprogrammes & services:• CHIVA – 100 children/40 carers• NDCS – 40 children/15 carers• NCS courses at BRY/TYB/MMH• Limmud at MMH• Hostel accommodation at TOW
    35. 35. What have we achieved?• MTB qualification at BRY – acknowledging staff skills and experience• Owner of 2 quarries at TYB• Apprentice scheme with Lewisham Council• ARK schools• ALPs – 6 schools, target for 20
    36. 36. What have we achieved?• Development of NEET courses at TYB (endorsed by the Mayor) "Wide Horizons have delivered some of the most effective parts of our NEET programme. Thats my view but it also remarkable how many of the graduates of the scheme have told me, unprompted, that what they experienced at the centre in Wales had changed the way the thought about the world and their place in it“ – Mayor of Lewisham• Creativity, flexibility & adaptability
    37. 37. Monitoring & Evaluation• Working with M&E specialist on creating best framework• Hard to claim direct impact on attainment• Focus on wellbeing – improving confidence, peer/teacher relationships, resilience, self-esteem• Our USP – the journey a child takes – use their feedback – website scrapbook
    38. 38. How we do all this...
    39. 39. Thank you
    40. 40. Business Plan
    41. 41. Mike Penny Alex Brooks-JohnsonChief Executive Director of Fundraising & Marketing
    42. 42. Some context....• Our vision We believe that every child should have access to adventure as part of their education and throughout their lives.
    43. 43. Some context....• Business planning continuous cycle• Management and centre team meetings• Reporting processes• Appraisal system• Plan – do – review!• Next revision – now for August
    44. 44. Strengths• Large number of children accessing services• Range of services for range of age groups• Quality of teaching, skills and experience of teaching staff• Locations of centres• Relationships with schools (number and in some cases quality)• Low attrition rate of schools• Low staff turnover• Child focussed operations• Service delivery (grounds, catering, domestic staff)• Relationships with Local Authorities (Greenwich and Lewisham)• Clear vision – ALPS• Heritage of Widehorizons
    45. 45. Weaknesses• Ageing infrastructure not fit for purpose (Buildings, IT, minibuses etc)• Silo mentality• Organisationally a ‘Local Authority’ mindset and associated lack of innovation• Lack of systems• Development of services• Lack of parity (booking systems, prices, t&c’s, offering)• Outdated and ineffective management structure• Lack of assets• Customer relationship management not joined up• Internal communications• Low brand awareness• Staff training and development
    46. 46. Opportunities• Diversification of services based on existing strengths• CPD• Youth• Academy chains• Charity partners• Fundraising• Patronage• c.60% capacity to fill• Fixed costs met with existing income, increase in business high gearing surplus• Developing new business through ALPS• LA support reduction in other boroughs• LA funding – other pots of funding• Hostel/accommodation only services
    47. 47. Threats• No reserves or financial buffer• Economy, affecting families, funders and LA’s• Competition• Commercial existing and new• Charities (OB etc)• Fundraising not performing in line with expectations• H&S (a major incident affecting reputation)• LA support for School Journey Grants disappearing in Greenwich
    48. 48. Business PlanKey factors – Numbers of children – Type of children – Our services – Funding – Staff development
    49. 49. Business Plan Objective Area Sub-Category Objective1 Beneficiaries a Numbers 65,000 children and young people per year1 Beneficiaries b Type 75% from Category 1 schools2 Services a ALPS Partnerships per year, 2002 Services b Curriculum Adventure Maths, Adventure English and Adventure Science developed for all ages relating to the National Curriculum and attainment points.2 Services c Outreach Providing courses and sessions in 200 schools per year2 Services d Youth development 500 young people per year taking part in a range of courses, programmes and activities2 Services e Adult training 500 adults per year undertaking training or courses delivered by Widehorizons3 Organisational a Learning and An appraisal process in place where all employees have a development development personal development plan and training programme3 Organisational b Resources To have six months operating costs held in reserve development
    50. 50. Benchmarking progress Objective YearObjective Area Sub-Category 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17Beneficiaries Numbers 35,000 40,000 47,000 55,000 65,000 TypeBeneficiaries 75% (Cat1,2 & 3) Services ALPs 20 50 100 150 200 Outreach Services 20 50 100 150 200 Schools Youth Services 100 200 300 400 500 Development Services Adult Training 100 200 300 400 500 Learning andOrganisational development 50% 75% 90% 100% 100%Development (No. of PDP’s) FinancialOrganisational reserves 1 2 2 4 6Development (Months)
    51. 51. Adventure Learning PartnershipsTarget 2012/13: 20 ALPs Partners
    52. 52. ALPs – Why?• Price (Costs)• Partnerships with schools• Sustainable• Outcomes• More children• More schools• Community and donor engagement
    53. 53. Schools Adventure! (days, residential,Fundraising outreach) Widehorizons’ Fundraising
    54. 54. ALPs• Adventure – Planned – Outreach – Access• Schools Fundraising – Support pack – Events• Widehorizons Fundraising – Your Adventure Fund (Corporate, trusts, events) – Individual regular giving
    55. 55. Adventure
    56. 56. More schools!• Marketing – Coordinated activity – Direct marketing – Conferences and events• Fresh sessions• Curriculum links• ALPs, CPD, Projects (e.g. Transition etc.)
    57. 57. Thank you
    58. 58. The Horizon
    59. 59. Scott JohnsonDeputy Head of Centre
    60. 60. The Horizon ?• line at which the earth and the sky appear to meet• limit of mental perception, experience, interest
    61. 61. The Globe• Who ?• When ?• What ?
    62. 62. The Convexivity of the Earth • 1 mile • 5 miles • 10 miles
    63. 63. Thank youAny questions?
    64. 64. The ‘Story Stick’ tells the tale......
    65. 65. Art and Creativity
    66. 66. Shelter Building/Habitat
    67. 67. Mountain Biking
    68. 68. Canoeing (Year 4)
    69. 69. Outreach Outdoor Education Walsall
    70. 70. • “We believe that every child should have access to adventure as part of their education and throughout their lives.”• “...the impact of our adventure is memorable, focused on outcomes, safe and fun.”• “Adventure changes lives, we know that because we see it every day. Increases in confidence, communication skills, teamwork, independence and self-belief all happen through what we do.........”(The Widehorizons Trust)
    71. 71. The Bryntysilio ‘Mission’We wanted to establish outreach work in order to:• Make adventure learning in the outdoors widely and regularly accessible (price /practicality).• Establish outdoor learning as ‘part of what happens in life’s learning journey’, rather than as an exciting, one-off ‘add on’.• Open young people’s eyes to the opportunities for adventure where they live.• Build/ maximise the impact and capacity of Wide Horizons Bryntysilio through our community connections and expertise.
    72. 72. What happened?• Day trip for staff to assess and prepare venues to be used.• Advertised our expertise/resources and availability(used well established contacts with headteachers as a ‘way in’).• Negotiated use of canoe centre at Brownhills.• Established the use of Cannock Chase through payment to Forestry Commission and signed disclaimer.
    73. 73. • Forward planning at Bryntysilio to ensure appropriate equipment is available and resources provided....including, for example 40 extra small sets of waterproofs!• Finally....we found accommodation for centre staff; on the floor in a near-by youth centre for staff (summer). On a primary school floor in December.....• Such is our commitment.....!• We delivered activities ..... 8 schools used the service (2x secondary and 6 primary) Cost £20pp per day/£12 pp per half day• The feed-back was universally positive.
    74. 74. Our challenges....what is the way forward for us?• Sustainability...• Do we need/can we provide a base to work from(phone- line, office, drying room)?• Can we extend provision of outdoor equipment and clothing to be dedicated to the outreach work in Walsall?• How can we provide accommodation for staff when in Walsall/should we consider staff based there permanently?• How do we market our outreach work effectively so that we impact on as many children as possible -get schools on board?
    75. 75. What’s next?• Developing flexible ideas for working- within school grounds for example.• Developing programmes that build skills and knowledge alongside our residential work(for example overnight bivi).• Mesh our work with the school curriculum for example through provision of elements of the GCSE programme.• Engaging fully with head teachers to tailor provision to the needs of the school.• Are we able to make our outreach provision sustainable in the long term? (Funding/Resources/Marketing.)
    76. 76. Final ThoughtsFive ways to Wellbeing:• Connect.... With people around you• Be Active..... Go for a walk or a run• Take notice.... Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful• Keep Learning.... Try something new• Give..... Do something for a friend or a stranger(New Economics Foundation)
    77. 77. The Serotonin Factor......• Engaging in exercise and participating in activities outdoors are proven to boost serotonin levels, leading to enhanced wellbeing. It puts people in a better mood- able to respond more to learning and deal with challenge.• A lack of serotonin can lead to depression and fatigue.....• Lets get those young people outside and connecting with ‘their’ natural environment.
    78. 78. Widehorizons Environment CentreThe vision for redevelopment
    79. 79. Scott Craddock Hamish CherrettDirector of Services Head of Operations (South East)
    80. 80. History• Early 1900s Nature Study becomes popular – desire to bring nature to urban areas/children• LCC coordinates adhoc development of getting nature into schools – also using the parks service• Avery Hill site becomes big supplier to schools e.g. Botany Boxes• Mid 1950s LCC buys 9 acre Eltham site establishing ‘Nature Study Scheme’• 1964 ILEA takes over – invests in scheme, staff, animals, outreach to Kent seaside
    81. 81. History• By 1990 ILEA abolished, 12 staff providing rodents, botany boxes, seaweed to London schools, free• Greenwich takes over scheme – hoping that other London boroughs will help with costs – they don’t!• 1991 – site earmarked for closure• Site saved by a plan to use it as a resource for visiting schools, as it remains to this day
    82. 82. Aim One• To increase number of children attending term time – doing more of what we do – 3 classrooms plus Growing Schools classroom and Forest School areas. Current average 6.6 groups/week – Marketing (Greenwich/Lewisham) plus new schools in Bexley & Bromley
    83. 83. Logistics & Grounds Requirements– More teachers– More toilets– Another lunch area– Additional pathways– Developed learning zones
    84. 84. Aim Two• To develop non-term time use of the centre to provide opportunities for adventure for children – Play schemes – After school clubs – Adventure themed structure for play (also used for education/activities term time) – Team building/physical/confidence challenges – Low ropes course/zip wire
    85. 85. Logistics & Grounds Requirements– More staff– Office space– More car parking space– Two way traffic and/or another road access– Enhanced facilities – café, reception, toilets– Develop animal areas & greenhouses– Sustainable pathway design– Learning zones linked with paths & activities
    86. 86. Aim Three• To develop our community engagement and outreach – Outreach work – Partnerships with community groups – Develop a range of seasonal events – Introduce a ‘friends of’ membership scheme No additional logistics required
    87. 87. What we have done so far• Engaged a consultancy firm to look at development options• They bring experience of: • Ecology • Hydrology • Landscape architecture • Visitor engagement • Education • Design/construction of wild trails • Fitness & wellbeing
    88. 88. What we have done so far• Alternative services/use of space: Animal Days Out/after school activities Fit for Sport – day summer camps Birthday parties!
    89. 89. Next steps• Development options offered by Johns Associates by 21 January• To be discussed at the AGM 24 January• Your feedback on options/ideas is welcome
    90. 90. Thank you

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