News Feed

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

If you are interested in volunteering with us please contact Sara: 




Fairfield Revisionists go to Dartmoor

Boosting your grades with a blast of nature

One week before Maths and English GCSE’s were to be sat by Year 11 pupils, Imayla worked in partnership with a support project in Fairfield school to give students the chance to study in a totally different environment to help boost confidence, motivation and self-esteem. 

The African Caribbean Attainment Project that forms part of the Supplementary and Mainstream Schools Alliance (SAMSA) invited 16 students to attend a 3-day residential visit Oakhampton Youth Hostel on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.   

In the mornings teachers delivered fun-packed revision classes specifically designed to enhance knowledge and boost grades In Maths and English.  Though it was January, in the afternoons students were rewarded with an array of adrenalin-packed activity - cross country mountain biking, high and low ropes, trekking and archery - all of which took place in the picturesque environment of Dartmoor and designed to challenge and help students face their fears.

About Maths Lessons:

I’ve picked up a lot of use- ful things in maths, that I just didn’t seem to get before.”

“I have learnt all different types of ways of solving problems.” 

About English Lessons:

“I have learnt how to make simple sentences more complex and interesting.”

“I now know what is expected and what I need to improve.”

About the Environment and Activities:

“I have learnt more about the countryside, it’s actually a very nice place to be.” 

“ I can hear myself think which makes a change.” 

About Staff:

“Staff have been great. They always tell you that you can do anything if you try. I did and I can.”

“I would like to thank SAMSA for running this trip. I feel very privileged, I got a lot out of it.”

Post mortem:

Of the 16:

  •  10 achieved one or two grades higher than their target grades
  • 4 achieved their target grades
  • 2 failed to achieve their target grades