From training, planning and delivery, to equipment and building new facilities, inclusion is always front of mind in every aspect of our work.
We believe that the benefit of learning, developing and enjoying oneself in the outdoors are for everyone, no matter their needs. This is especially true for young people for whom opportunities for personal development are vital.
Our instructors have extensive experience in working with young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabilities in groups with mixed needs and abilities.
We have experience of delivering a wide range of activities to groups with additional needs. These have included: the physically impaired, sensory impairments, learning difficulties (ADHD, ASD, MLD, SLD, and PMLD) and challenging behaviour.
Trips typically vary from one off sessions, repeat weekly sessions, day visits, structured programmes, through to week long residential stays.
Bespoke Outdoor Experiences Programmes
The natural environment offers positive benefits for everyone and we believe that everyone should have access to those benefits no matter their needs.
We will work closely with you to create a bespoke outdoor experience programme that meets the needs of your group and, most importantly, that is engaging, developmental, exhilarating and lots of fun!
Adaptive Capacity and Experience
We offer many different activities with adaptive capacity, thus enabling all visitors to participate and achieve their personal best. Our well-trained staff have extensive experience of working with groups with mixed needs and abilities. Take a look below at the adapted activities and facilities we have available for SEN young people and adults.
“What an amazing place. Totally inspirational. I feel privileged to have worked so closely with Fort Purbrook for the last 4 years. We originally started with just a couple of sessions a week and now our pupils access up to 16 curriculum linked sessions a week and still the activities are always exciting and fresh and pitched at the correct level so nobody is excluded regardless of disability. Both centres have amazing staff with so much patience and encouragement, and are truly genuine with their approach to our pupils. Along with residentials and our summer water sports programme (that they fully support us with) Fort Purbrook truly is an inspirational centre.” – Steve Fifield – Outdoor Education Coordinator – Solent Academy Schools Trust
For more information about Family Adventure Days at the Peter Ashley Activity Centres call Fort Purbrook on 023 9232 1223 for details.