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2018 Christmas Appeal

Monday, December 10, 2018

    ‘I wish I could live here!’ These words, from an 11 year old child who has had numerous foster care placements and changes of social workers, capture wonderfully so much that we are working for in our transformational youth work.   A+ has become for her a safe place, a fun place where she knows she is loved. This, in turn, is a huge encouragement to our team who are working to ‘reflect God’s light, His life an...

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​News from A+

Friday, December 07, 2018

We have had lots of fun getting the Plus Points Newsletter and Christmas Appeal ready over the last few weeks and we were pleased to pop them into the post this week. Look out for yours in the post over the next few days. We love putting the newsletter together as it gives us a chance to stop and think about all that has happened in the year. We are so thankful for our amazing team who are committed to and passionate ...

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New Qualifications for A+ GAP Year Team

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Our GAP year team, Tom our Conservation Intern and group of other young people from Rock UK and Fellowship Afloat spent the week at Ashburnham Place in Sussex, one of our Associate Centres. We are so proud of them as they have all successfully passed their Paddlesport Instructor assessment in the chilly November weather.   Photos thanks to Frazer Chapman. Training Pays Off This is what our team had to say about the hi...

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Oxfordshire Half Term Holiday Fun

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

What a joy it has been to have A+ buzzing with the sound of happy teens! We hosted our annual TA reunion during the October half term break, children joined us from neighbouring villages, Oxford and surrounds and London. It was all smiles and chatter on arrival as the campers ‘reconnected’ with friends made during the summer. Then it was decision time as sign up for activities began. The days passed in a blur of games on the field, cl...

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Forest School Training at Adventure Plus

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

We are really excited to be working with Where The Fruit Is, an accredited Forest School Training provider running the brand new, innovative training course. Our 80 acre site will be the venue for their intensive 2 week Premium Level 3 event in January 2019. This qualification provides the learner with the skills and knowledge to risk assess, set up and manage a Forest School site, it equips them to plan and safely facil...

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Summer Adventures with A+

Monday, October 01, 2018

We have had an absolute blast on our Total Adventure holidays this summer! Over 100 children and 66 volunteers joined our qualified instructors at beautiful Windmill Farm during the adventure activity weeks. ‘Campers’ were spoilt for choice with daily activity options ranging from canoeing on the nearby Thames to crafting in the barn. Each day the children signed up for their choice of activities in each of the three activity s...

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Oxfordshire October Half Term Fun

Monday, October 01, 2018

Total Adventure Reunion 2018 (Ages 12-17s) Our TA Reunion will be taking place during the October half term ( 22nd - 24th October). It is a great time to reconnect with friends made over the summer and relive some of those adventurous moments again or even to master a skill that perhaps eluded you during your TA week. Join us for a giant sleepover where you will be able to catch up with friends, up your outdoor game, dig deeper i...

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GAP Year Adventures Begin

Saturday, September 29, 2018

We are delighted to introduce you to our new GAP Year team. We welcomed our 5 new ‘gappies’ to A+ by enjoying a bbq with their families at the beginning of the month. It was a day of much emotion for the new team and their families. Great excitement, slight nervousness and much anticipation all over- arched by very mature and fond farewells to families before the adventures began.   Left to right: Joel, Sas, Simeon, Frazer and Mi...

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Adventure Impact Activity Days

Monday, September 24, 2018

October Half Term Holiday Fun 2018 A day of outdoor fun and adventures every half term holiday Our Adventure Impact team run Activity Days which are specially designed for those children and young people who would like to give our activities a go but would benefit from some extra support, smaller groups and a high ratio of specially qualified instructors. They are a great introduction to our fantastic team of coaches and a great fir...

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Charity Canoe Marathon

Monday, September 03, 2018

Does the idea of paddling down the Thames with a great group of people appeal to you? Would you like to raise much needed funds to support an adventure youthwork charity based in Oxfordshire? Join us for a day or perhaps six, on the water or off. Our Witney to Westminster Canoe Marathon is the longest charity canoe event in the UK. The 127 mile challenge is completed in managea...

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