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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

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





Wildly Different Year 3...

After a fantastic response to our offer, the third year of our Wildly Different Programme funded by the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Fund is now underway. A waiting list is in operation for the children and young people we were unable to offer places to in the first instance due to being heavily oversubscribed this year. Huge thanks to everyone who submitted applications. Although spaces are currently unavailable, we are hoping to secure funding that will enable us to continue to offer the programme next year. 

For more information about the Wildly Different Programme click HERE or contact us


Getting Out There Residential Training

Friday 27th March to Sunday 29th March 2015

Explore the benefits of using an arts, environmental and intercultural approach in working with children, young people and families…touch hearts, stimulate minds and inspire committed action for a truly sustainable world.

Come and be inspired and inspiring, renewed and refreshed…

An opportunity for play and youth workers, teachers, social care, health and engagement workers and anyone else interested in developing skills and confidence to incorporate outdoor opportunities into their offer for children, young people and families.

Using experiential, hands-on activities you will learn practical skills as well as having the opportunity to reflect on how you can deliver in the natural environment and how this adds value.

All to enable you to plan and deliver fantastic opportunities, away-days and residentials.

Taking place at Embercombe a centre for inspiration in the beautiful Devon Countryside


The programme will include:

Exploring and enjoying what’s on offer at Embercombe

Planning creative programmes

Building effective delivery teams

Setting the environment to encourage positive behaviour

Managing health and safety

Networking to share ideas, practices and develop collaborations


Training Facilitators

Imayla - Fiona Castle, Sylvia Vincent & Soad Ali

With many years’ experience in family support, childcare, youth work & community work Fiona & Sylvia are committed to the use of the outdoors & the arts as effective methods to engage & work with children, young people & families. Soad is an Imayla board member, community & childcare worker, volunteer and activist for women and the Somalian community. Soad has a passion for outdoor work and the benefits it offers particularly for those unlikely to ‘Get Out There’ independently.

Embercombe - Jo Clark & Katie Kendall

Over the last 8 years Jo has developed and delivered courses, activities and outdoor learning facilities at Embercombe, enabling children, students and adults to connect with, learn from and appreciate the infinite potential of our outdoor environment. As a facilitator at Embercombe Katie is passionate about creating and running land based programmes that enable participants to feel they can truly be themselves, develop a sense of community and inspiration and a willingness to have a go.

£125 per person - 2 days training, 2 nights accommodation & food all included


To book, please download a booking form HERE

For more information please contact Polly: 


Call: 0117 924 0735




Imayla on BCfm's Wellbeing Show

Imayla talks to BCfm Radio's Wellbeing Show about our recent Wild Day Out to Ogmore-by-Sea (follow link and choose 18/11/14 to hear us between 8.49 and 36 mins).



Now Recruiting to Wildly Different

We are now recruiting to the second year of the Wildly Different Programme funded by the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities fund, which will offer opportunities to children and young people from 7-16. 

Please see our Wildly Different page for further information and to download an application form.

We are also looking at setting up an opportunity for under 5’s and a Families in the Wild project in partnership with CAMHS, both of which will be on a more local basis.


Wildly Different

We are now recruiting for our 3-year Wildly Different Programme funded by the Big Lottery's Reaching Communities fund.

Please see our Wildly Different page for further information and to download an application form.