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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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Horizons (March 2011)

A group of students with learning disabilities discover an accessible natural haven

See Horizons Film

This joint project with Young Bristol and Bristol City College supported a small group of young people with learning difficulties, ‘The Horizons Group’, to discover their local woods.  The teachers from the Horizons Group learnt how easy it is to take their group into nature and the benefits it brought their students and the different learning outcomes that can be gained. By travelling to the woods by public bus, many now feel more confident in accessing the local woods by themselves and with their families.

By supporting the Horizons Group to make a film on their day trip on the benefits of accessing nature, they have been able to disseminate their experience to other staff and groups working with people with learning disabilities.  They have shown the film to other City of Bristol classes of young people with learning difficulties, as well as other students at the college.

“Come to the woods, its fun!”
Participant, Horizons Project (Mar 2011)
“It’s lovely, we can sit down with a fire and a nice cup of tea and birds and seagulls. I feel normal. It’s lovely here, it’s all quiet and I’m with my friend and nice people all at ease. There are nice people here to help us out, fun people. I’ll come here again; it’s nice and quiet.”
Participant, Horizons Project (Mar 2011)