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Welcome to our new Creative Arts & Progression Worker Sara Turrill!

Sara will be focused developing partnerships with arts and environmental organisations in Bristol, to develop opportunities for Imayla's children, young people and families to get involved in! If you are interested in working with us please contact

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Adventure Camp (August 2011)

Five days of camp culture, circus & survival skills & fun outdoor activites for social & emotional development

See Adventure Camp - Summer 2011 on Vimeo for a more detailed slideshow of this camp.

Designed to develop confidence in the outdoors, develop self -esteem and build positive relationships between 9-13 year olds, some of them in foster care.  This camp developed survival skills through bush craft workshops and resilience through challenging activities like surfing and horse-riding.  Living and working together in the beautiful Exmoor National Park for five days allowed the camp to focus on Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) and creating a big happy family.

“I like camping and going to the countryside, it is so peaceful, it’s using natural light. It’s just having fun and being adventurous and trying something new. Not living life in a box, living life to the full outside the box. It helps you learn to survive and to realise.”
Participant, 12, Adventure Camp (Aug 2011)
“What’s the difference between being here and being at home playing computer games? Well here it’s like you’re living a computer game and it’s way better than a computer game. Computer games are bad for your eye sight and this is way good for your eye sight cos you can just see everything and just do it, go and jump in the sea.”
Participant, 10, Adventure Camp (Aug 2011)
“If you started up a school I would come.”
Participant, 11, Adventure camp (Aug 2011)
“Cos we have to wash up and loads of stuff and you look back at your house what you don’t do, it is really interesting. Cos I don’t wash up for my house but I washed up here and it is really easy and I think I could do that at home. And my manners and all that I can give more manners to my mom and be polite.”
Participant, 9, Adventure Camp (Aug 2011)
“One of the young people on a day to day basis hears voices in his head and he said to one of the workers that since he has been on camp he hasn’t heard the voices in his head.”
Youth Worker, Adventure camp (Aug 2011)
“It teaches you to make new friends and get on with your life”
Participant, 11, Adventure Camp (Aug 2011)
“I met some great people and some amazing kids who i watched develop over the days into becoming more free thinking, creative, patient and inspired by the outside world, the activities and the friends they made.”
Youth Worker, Adventure Camp (Aug 2011)