The charities 6+ provision is dedicated to providing children and young people with an alternative education provision. BF Adventure creates bespoke, co-produced, programmes built around individual need that utilises our 60+ acre site.
The charity uses a host of activities, which provide challenges and experiences that are key in building self-esteem, critical thinking and improving social and personal skills.
Learning differently helps young people to develop their capacity to change, and we have evidence that our approach demonstrates improved personal, social and educative outcomes. BF Adventures goal is to provide young people with support in developing resilience and effective coping strategies for dealing with the stress of life.
The first programme was a real success and we had great feedback from both young people and referrers.
One young person said: “each person involved in TOTEM have been good company… totally uplifting and enjoyable… it’s given me a break from the stress of school… being guided through the activities and knowing that I have people to talk to…”
A teacher told us that:
“since starting at TOTEM he had really ‘calmed down’ as though he felt didn’t need to be as vociferous. They really did see a correlation with joining your project so it seems to already have had a positive effect!”
Your Access to Adventure!
We run a range of programmes designed to promote engagement, education, development and inclusion. We often have funding available, and for ongoing sessions our services can be accessed via Personal Budgets and SEN provision.
Our Current funding options enable us to provide a range of services including:
Head Out is a funded early intervention programme for those experiencing difficulties with their mental health. Mental health is crucial, and increasingly professional services are unable to cope with demand for services.
As with all our core programmes, young people will be able to outline their own aims and goals for the programme. Differences they would like to make and how they can go about achieving this with our support.
We offer 1:1 support alongside the programme, and can attend meetings with parents, schools and other professionals. To support with positive change, re-engagement and access to other services.
This programme has been an outstanding success, but unfortunately it has run out of funding. We are currently seeking further funding opportunities.
We run regular sessions for adults with disabilities, funded through Personal Budgets. These offer an opportunity to socialise, as well as experiencing a range of activities on our site.
BF Adventure is able to offer a service that no other agency is able to offer! It understands the difficulties surrounding the inclusion of children with special needs; it gives the parent a sense of re-assurance that their child will not feel ‘different’ during their stay. This in turn promotes a sense of ‘good feeling’ with the child & parent.
My son who is severely autistic, absolutely loves having days at BF Adventure. He has had an absolute ball – especially when you put him in a wetsuit and chuck him in the quarry water. He always comes back happy and will be looking toward to his next visit! Thank u so much guys!
For the first time in a very long time, S came home with the biggest smile on her face. I can’t thank you enough… you made her believe in herself, not many people take the time to do that.
I have been informed that following a successful visit to Cornwall College last week BC will be starting a pre 16 course from Monday. Thank you so much for all your support with BC, the provision and support have really helped him to focus on something positive during an otherwise difficult time for him.
My son’s behavior/understanding of the world around him gained much momentum; his self-esteem and confidence increased tenfold. Most importantly, he was able to do more independent tasks at home, ranging from personal hygiene to turning a page in a book and writing skills.
I was homeless before I came to BF Adventure. Everyone was really nice and friendly and they helped me to find somewhere to stay. Through the programme I have become much more confident and I have learnt how to deal with problems. After the course my instructor helped me to find a volunteer position with a local garage and I will soon start an apprenticeship with them.
I dropped out of college last year. Most days the police would come around my house and I had problems with alcohol and drugs. BF Adventure has given me something worth getting up for in the morning. I know now that I have so many possibilities in life if only I put my mind to it. I am going back to college in September to become a mechanic.
I’d just like to say a big thanks to BF Adventure and to everyone who works there. Coming there since day one…I loved it! I’m starting a new course studying outdoor adventure because of the inspiration at BF Adventure :)!