Why we do our work at Ufton Adventure
We enrich the lives of young people
Children from the poorest backgrounds who live in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the country leave secondary school having made almost two years fewer progress than their wealthier peers. This is not a new problem but the gap is growing and has increased significantly in the last five years.
In addition, one in ten 5-16 years old has a mental health problem. Amongst teenagers, rates of depression and anxiety have increased by 70% in the past 25 years. For many, this will lead to negative consequences through their lives, affecting educational attainment and social relationships, and can be cumulative.
Through our programmes, we engage and challenge young people through physical and mental activities to embed new skills into their lives. We increase confidence and return young people to school physically and emotionally equipped to take advantage of opportunities and manage their emotions.
Our programmes may include several visits in one year and other programmes run over the course of several years. Repetition helps to cement learning and change their behaviour, the more you do something the better at it you become.