Adventure Ways is an innovative not for profit Community Interest Company. We specialise in providing alternative education programmes and opportunities for hard to reach or marginalised young people where traditional education does not suit them.
We started in 2011 with two staff and one vehicle to provide an alternative education programme combined with outdoor education and life skills for hard to reach young people who found traditional education difficult. The success has grown immensely, and we now employ sixteen staff and have nine vehicles including five staff who have come through the projects we facilitate to full time employment.
Adventure Ways provides a creative educational programme outside the classroom for disaffected and disengaged young people. It uses adventurous activities with an element of knowledge and skills from national curriculum subjects to develop confidence, self- esteem, social intelligence and life skills whilst affording them the opportunity to gain qualifications through completing national governing body awards.
Along with running our alternative education programme, we run sessions for external groups on our outdoor activities. If you are a birthday party, stag / hen group, school groups, corporate group, friends and family then we can cater for you. We work on the age of 7 years and above.
Our facilities have catered for numerous groups this year including the Northampton University alternative education programme, an educational event for parents of newly diagnosed Diabetic children (Diabetes UK), First Aid courses, CSL a project which worked with young people with ADHD and their siblings, IDid Adventure, who provide accessible and engaging opportunities for disabled people to improve physical and mental well-being through adventure sports.
Another group benefited from the use of all the facilities was YIP a young inclusion project for people with disabilities who enjoyed an overnight stay and the leaders said that some of the young people engaged and participated in more activities in their 2-day project than they had done in a whole year.
The company structure is the two directors one with the experience and skills relating to all the activities including AALA (Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority http://www.hse.gov.uk/aala/aals.htm) license number L12491.