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Project information

Spirit of Adventure and Learning

We would like to take a group of children on a 5 day Adventure and Learning residential designed to help them with Increased self esteem and confidence, opportunities to develop new skills and enhance existing ones, be part of a team, set goals and aspirations for themselves and the group as a whole

July 2016 - August 2016

Charity information: Hendon Young Peoples' Project

Hendon Young Peoples' Project
  • Need


    Helping children with special learning needs and help with self confidence and character building.


    The activities will enable the children to have a sense of independence as they will have some responsibility for looking after themselves and each other, they will set goals and aspirations for themselves to achieve and activities will include a wide range of stimulating, challenging and fun activities designed to draw out the child’s abilities face their fears and support one another to reach goals and aspirations.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To increase self confidence and self esteem


    » Having some responsibility for looking after themselves and each other in a camping setting in an outdoor adventure venue
    » Take part in a series of stimulating and challenging activities to include abseiling, kayaking, raft building, orienteering, high ropes challenge.
    » Eating with each other at meal times and mixing with other children who are on are also at the venue but not from the same city or country.
    » Experience of being away from home and away from parents and siblings also mixing children not from the same family, disabled or BME community.

    What success will look like

    Children will have the opportunity to take part in evaluation of the project and present a video of there experience to family, friends and teachers.

  • Impact


    Long term we expect the children to have lasting memories of their experiences and having developed their social skills and an increase in self confidence and self esteem they will have better life chances as they grow and develop into adults. It would be difficult to demonstrate success in the short term as this is of life long benefit to the children as individuals.


    All activities are risk assessed and children's expectations are taken into consideration to minimise the possibility of homesickness, fears and phobias and possible medical, mobility or medication needs.


    By displaying the children,s experiences on our website and using social media such as Facebook and Twitter. We will also consider using local press.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £8,456

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,256 Adventure Venue Activities daily, food, insurance, accommodation.
      £1,800 Transport Cost of hiring a coach to venue and return
      £1,400 Staff & Volunteers Cost of staff supporting the children
  • Background


    We intend to use an Adventure and Activity centre in the UK possibly in Scotland or in Shropshire the children would be based at the venue for the 5 days.


    Children from Hendon and East End of Sunderland and possibly city wide.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have taken part in similar projects over the past 12 years and have also taken children to France, Holland, Belgium and Scotland taking part in a variety of similar and sport based residential's. We have a wealth of experience and highly qualified and dedicated staff and volunteers ready to take on the challenge.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Bob Murray

    Playwork Co-ordinator responsible for fundraising and providing children's play and informal learning activities and experiences.

    Emma Crow

    Playwork Leader Emma is a young member of staff with a lot of enthusiasm and dedication to the children's welfare and learning needs

    Jenna Robson

    Playwork Leader Jenna has a lot of experience working with BME communities and with disabled children.

    Marsha Johnston

    Playworker Marsha has experience of working with disabled children and working in local schools.


For 1 childs place on experience