Belfast Activity Centre
Registered charity XN82053
Access-Ability delivers an equality of opportunity for young people by demonstrating that physical and learning disabilities should not be perceived as barriers to participation through a broad range of outdoor experiential learning activities. The Project is sponsored by the Big Lottery, Reaching Communities Fund until 2015.
The programme, which has been running since 1997 engages young people with a broad range of disabilities in long and short-term personal development programmes. It empowers young people to reach their full potential through acquisition of new skills, developing new friendships, and having a lot of fun!
Access-Ability engages young people with a broad range of physical, sensory and learning disabilities. Our short and longer-term programmes offer challenging but achieveable activities that focus on personal and social development primarily through the medium of outdoor experiential learning. By setting achievable Goals Access-Ability strives to:
Accredited Courses include:
Programmes of activity include:
WEEKEND CLUB DATES
If you are looking to try something new, get out and be active or just have fun, then why not book yourself onto one of the following activities. The cost for each of the sessions is £10 per head.
26th November Leave No Trace Sessions 10.00am - 1.00pm
2th January(Tbc) Healthy Living Workshop TBC
25th February Campcraft & Cookery 10.00am - 1.00pm
25th March Mountain Biking Casteward 10.00am - 2.00pm
28th April Mountain Day Walk 9.30am - 4.00pm
19th May Sailing Session 10.00am - 2.00pm
24th June Low/High Ropes Course 1.30pm - 4.30pm
CIRCUS SKILLS WORKSHOPS
I am looking to recruit approximately 20 young people (over 12 years old and under 25) who would like to participate in a project between Belfast Activity Centre and Streetwise Community Circus.
We are offering you the opportunity to take part in 20 circus workshops finishing off with a showcase performance (venue and date to be decided). The workshops will be taking place at Laganview Enterprise Centre, Lisburn (due to space) on Wednesday evenings from 6pm – 7.30pm. The workshops will be completely free.
The dates are:
12th, 19th and 26th October
9th, 16th and 23rd November
8th, 15th and 22nd February
7th, 14th and 21st March
18th and 25th April
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th May
If you are interested in the above, please contact the Centre to register your name and to receive a list of dates.
SCOTLAND AUGUST 2011
A group of 7 young people along with 2 staff and a volunteer from BAC travelled across to Aviemore in the Cairngorms for a week in August to undertake a summer activity programme. The group stayed at Badaguish in beautiful wooden lodges and during the week they helped out with the cooking and cleaning. The week was designed to give the young people independence, provide new challenges, make new friendships and have some fun.
The week consisted of a variety of activities which included white water rafting, climbing/abseiling, feeding a herd of 37 reindeers, visiting a Scottish Folk Park, taking part in team building games, going to the swimming pool and cinema, cycling and walking around Rotheimerchus Forest, along with a number of other activities.
On the last night the group all went out a lovely meal in Aviemore before heading home the next day. Everyone really enjoyed their week away and are looking forward to another week next year.
Financial assistance may be available. Please contact the project to discuss this further. If you have any queries about any of the above programme or activities, please do not hesitate to contact myself, Nicola Campbell at Belfast Activity Centre on either 90600132 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org