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INTRODUCING
UFTON ADVENTURE
“EDUCATION IS A KEY DRIVER OF SOCIAL MOBILITY AND REDUCING
EDUCATIONAL INEQUALITY IS CENTRAL TO THIS GOAL”
– SOURCE: SOCIAL MOBILITY & CHILD POVERTY COMMISSION
At Ufton Adventure, we work to increase social
mobility through purposeful outdoor education
for disadvantaged and vulnerable children. 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. Our overarching aims are to raise
aspiration and attainment though unlocking
ambition.
More than 1,200 individual children benefitted
from repeated outdoor education sessions at
Ufton. Children came to us for either day or
residential programmes. Some coming to us every
week and others visiting us several times through
the year.
At Ufton, we work in close collaboration with our
partner schools to offer enrichment opportunities
to children. We have key collaborations with
schools in Berkshire and Hackney and have
become part of our partner schools’ culture. The
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stability of these relationships means that parents
understand and expect that their children will
come to Ufton, school staff know us and we know
them. This enables us to scaffold our relationship
at every level within schools to offer life changing
education, working to close the disadvantage gap
by unlocking children’s ambition.
By providing our pupils with enriching outdoor
adventurous and educational opportunities, we
equip them to be stronger individuals. At Ufton,
children develop the key skills necessary for
success in the 21st century. These are leadership
skills, collaborative teamwork and the courage to
be bold and try new challenges. Children learn
that at Ufton they learn from failed attempts and
that through perseverance they can achieve their
goals.
This was made possible by the generosity of our
donors. On behalf of the children we work with,
we would like to thank you for your support.
During the last year, Ufton delivered nearly
5,500 days of education to 1,200 children from
disadvantaged backgrounds.
“There are a number of wider reaching social benefits which our pupils
are able to experience through being involved in the outdoor programme
at Ufton in addition to their cognitive development. Ufton equips pupils
with the hunger for and knowledge to continue with their outdoor
pursuits into secondary school and their adult life, helping to combat
physical and mental health issues identified and preparing them to be the
global citizens of tomorrow.”
– CLAYCOTS SCHOOL, UFTON ADVENTURE PARTNER SCHOOL
IMPACT OF UFTON ADVENTURE
Following their Ufton Adventure Programmes…
100%
96%
of visiting teachers agreed
98%
that the children would be
more likely to persevere when they faced
of visiting teachers agreed
98%
that the children developed
their ability to work with others.
of visiting teachers said
their children realised
they were capable of more than they
thought.
difficulties in the future.
of visiting teachers felt that
the children improved their
skills in setting personal goals.
Ufton Adventure works to close
the educational and social gap for
disadvantaged pupils.
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