Outdoor and fitness activities for personal development


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We understand the world we live in through our senses – sadly, many people see, hear and feel the same things, day-after-day… Same walls, same pavements, same boarded up houses….All people, young and old alike, benefit from the experience of new environments, whether walking in the countryside, or looking round an art gallery, or visiting a new city.

looking down from the mountain


A group of young people aged 16-19, with a couple of their tutors in their 40’s – and a very bouncy Mountain Leader – did a sponsored walk up Mount Snowdon in Wales.   It got quite tough near the top where the snow was – but they ‘felt the fear and did it anyway’!!   Coming back down, someone slipped on the snow, and realised  that – ‘it’s a lot easier, mate, if you come down on your …..bottom!’   So they did.   And raised nearly £1000 for their local branch of the charity DeBRA, through Justgiving and taking a bucket round Bransholme NorthPoint Shopping Centre.

teenagers looking at a map in the woods

Countryside Leader

Scott Dockerty didn’t go to school very much after the age of 13, and really, the only thing that got him through our door onto the Personal Effectiveness Programme when he was 17, was the Education Maintenance Allowance.   He couldn’t read and write very well, and he didn’t like working in groups.   Just over a year later, he led a group of walkers, all teachers aged 35+, on a walk, mapreading, and describing the features – a wall, a hill, the edge of a wood -  that he was steering by – in order to pass his Countryside Leader qualification.

Bransholme arts and crafts

Family Learning Days

We have held Family Learning days introducing people to new things, new experiences and new places.   This could be anything from a visit to a local farm, a day out to the seaside or pond-dipping to learning a few chords on the guitar or getting messy on one of our arts activity days!

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Volcom's CEO Isabelle Tracy explored the world a little further when she joined the Hull & Humber crew in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race a few years back. What an amazing opportunity to learn new skills, meet new friends and see new places! If you fancy learning to sail, check out www.catzero.org for sailing opportunities in Hull for all ages and levels of experience. They have programmes for unemployed young people aged 16-24 and volunteering placements for those over 24.

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