Ufton Court Annual Report SPREADS - Page 10



Our Ufton ‘Bake Off’ sessions teach children about
healthy diets and show them how to prepare
nutritious meals. We focus on the benefits of
exercise and good sleep patterns. Our Wellbeing
Ladder addresses having a sense of purpose and
mapping goals to actions.
Being closer to nature in the beautiful woodland
of Ufton gives children a chance to breathe deeply
and reflect on what is going well and what could
be better in their lives. Enabling children to learn
in a woodland setting has so many benefits and
we work to encourage children to get outdoors
more when they leave Ufton.
WHAT DO CHILDREN SAY ON THEIR FEEDBACK FORMS?
“I like spending
time outside and
making new friends”
“I feel happy
and glad that I got
to spend more time
outdoors”
“Ufton
makes me get
outside more than
being on my iPad or
computer”
“Being at
Ufton makes me
feel happy because it
has helped me love
nature more”
“I liked being
outside because it is
fun and you can learn
about nature”
“I feel very
happy and proud
after trying new
things”
“I feel happy about
having a go at new
things and can achieve a
new challenge”
“After being
at Ufton I feel
confident and braver
to put my hand up at
school”
“I feel confident
about speaking
because I was shy before
my trips to Ufton ”
“I feel ‘completed’
because I know there are
some things that I may never do
but Ufton lets me do these
things”
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7. WORKING WITH PARENTS
We invite parents to Ufton for Family Days in
the holidays and show them what we do on site.
We give families a chance to work together as a
team with a variety of challenges. Parents tell us
that these days give them a chance to see their
children in a different setting and are often really
impressed by their children’s new found skills. We
see Ufton in partnership with schools and parents.
“I just wanted to message you and say thank you so
much for arranging the trip for us. We live in a flat
and don’t have a garden, I’m also a single parent so
money’s tight so just to give the girls the opportunity to
eat lunch outdoors is a real treat for me we loved every
minute and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing my kids be kids
and us being a team together doing the games in the
great outdoors so thank you so so much for arranging
these trips” – UFTON ADVENTURE FAMILY DAY PARENT
RAISING ASPIRATION AND ATTAINMENT
THROUGH UNLOCKING AMBITION
Some disadvantaged students are less likely to
have focused and ambitious career targets. They
are less likely to have plans for post-16 study and
often do not value education or see its role in a
positive personal future.
After Ufton Adventure programmes, students selfreport a greater desire to continue with education
and an understanding of the potential of
education to help them secure an enjoyable job.
Through the development of work ready skills,
“Being at Ufton has helped
me to revise, I wouldn’t have
done this at home on my own. I
am feeling more confident. I want
to go to College and need to pass
Maths and English. I think I
can do it now.”
they have begun to understand the behaviours
they need to develop.
We run GCSE revision programmes for our
partner secondary schools during term time and
at weekends in January and February. Students
give up their weekends to study at Ufton because
they are very familiar with us by year 11 and feel
relaxed with us. Our focus is on their anxiety and
the schools run the subject revision at Ufton.
“Being with
friends who are
feeling the same way
as me and revising here
together has been really
good for me.”
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