Belfast Activity Centre
Registered charity XN82053
AccessAbility 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:
Venue: Ardaluin House, Bryansfrod Road, Newcastle, BT9 5PB
Pick up and Drop off: Belfast Activity Centre, BAC
Dates: 8th - 12th August 2017
Cost: The cost of the course will be £300pp (covers transport, accommodation, food, equipment, instructors and course).
Activities: Skills training to address: communication, kitchen skills, food preperation, washing dishes, money management, washing clothes, use of appliances, social skills, outdoors survival and cooking, gardening, use of outdoor equipment and maintenance.
The programme will address life skills on a very practical level utilising the self catering accommodation, 6 acres of woodland on-site and Newacstle area. There will be a number of exciting outdoor activities used to keep the participants engaged and ensure that they all have fun whilst learning and developing their skills.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Nicola Campbell at BAC.
Financial assistance may be available. If you have any queries about any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact BAC.
Just to say on behalf of myself and Longstone School, we have been involved with the BAC and this project for over ten years. In that time numerous pupils with special needs have completed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. The experiences and achievements that they have enjoyed has been something that they will never forget. Indeed they have been provided with opportunities that they simply would never have experienced. I believe it is so important for our pupils to be given the chance to see and enjoy the countryside around them in the hope that when they leave school they will have the confidence to explore more by themselves.
Jerome Starrs. Longstone Special School.
BAC gives our students the opportunity to try different, exciting and challenging activities. Through their participation in the different activities , their self-esteem and self-conference grows as well as their ability to work as part of a team and social and interpersonal skills. This in turn empowers them with essential skills and attributes for participation and engagement in their local and wider community during both their time in school and post school life. It also helps them cope with the transition from school to post school life.
Tor Bank School.
Nicola Campbell at BAC on either 90600132 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org