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Ufton Adventure

We enrich the lives of young people supported by philanthropy
What is Ufton Adventure

Our charitable work at Ufton Adventure raises children’s aspiration and attainment. We engage and challenge young people through physical and mental activities enabling them to embed new skills into their lives. We aim to increase confidence and return young people to school physically and emotionally equipped to take advantage of opportunities and manage their emotions. Like learning any new skill, the more you do something the better you become at it. At Ufton Adventure we say ‘Practice makes progress.’

 In neurological terms we help children to create new pathways in their brains, through the adoption of new behaviour and habits. Newly formed neural pathways are delicate and need repetition to reinforce them, this is why it is so important that children come to Ufton Adventure repeatedly.

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How we change children's lives

We help children immerse themselves in activities, helping them to:

  • Develop a positive attitude to change, challenge and choice

  • Aim High

  • Be prepared for the challenges of the 21st Century

  • Spend more time outdoors

  • Build and develop positive relationships

  • Manage anxiety and depression

  • Manage physical health - diet, sleep and exercise

  • Increase appetite and enjoyment for learning

  • Develop skills to become work ready

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Raising Aspirations

Challenging outdoor education which includes managed risk taking develops the confidence that young people have in their ability to succeed

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Raising Attainment

Ufton Adventure develops the necessary skills for learning. We engage young people with education and they return to school ready to learn and aim high.

Ufton Adventure Disadvantaged Children

Unlocking Ambition

Ufton Adventure helps young people to develop successful behaviours and create an understanding of the range of possibilities open to them.

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Enabling better life chances - Levelling Up

At Ufton Adventure, we work to increase social mobility through purposeful outdoor education. We work in a holistic way helping children to better understand themselves and to learn how to take control of their personal wellbeing and develop a sense of purpose in life. We develop children’s self-esteem, confidence, resilience and willingness to try new tasks through our expertly delivered programmes. 

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How do we achieve our impact - The Ladders of Success

These cover the social and emotional areas of self-esteem, empathy, friendship and nature connectedness and wellbeing

 

The ladders break down abstract concepts to give children building blocks and allow them to have a voice in their own personal development. They decide, through reflection and review, where on the ladders they would like to focus. 

Together with our expert staff a personal action plan is created and sent back to school so that the learning and development gained at Ufton is transferrable.

The Ufton 4 Rs

The Four R’s are the mindset for success. We have developed these to promote positive behaviours. These learning behaviours are essential foundations for raising aspiration and attainment and unlocking ambition.

Respect

for themselves, others, equipment and the environment

Resilience

to give things a go, to keep trying, to break down goals, to bounce back

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Responsibility

for their behaviour, their belongings, their safety, the natural world

Reflection

did I do all I could? How did I and others feel? What good things in nature did I see?

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Residential visits develop relationships between staff and students, and also between the students themselves. The positive impact of this persists long after the return to school. Relationships between students become more constructive and teachers tell us that they now understand their students better and they trust each other more. 

Development of Relationships
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Our Outcomes

01

Encourage engagement with learning and school

02

To understand and better manage physical, mental and emotional wellbeing

03

To develop relationship building skills

04

To foster a connection with our natural world

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Supporting Kids at Ufton Adventure

Ufton Adventure visits are free to families. They would not be possible without generous donations from our supporters and profits gift-aided from our wedding and function business.