“Inspiring, challenging and motivating people, especially young people, to develop their life skills to bring about positive change”
Every year BF Adventure, formerly known as Bishop’s Forum, helps hundreds of disadvantaged and disabled children and adults in Cornwall to believe in themselves and gain the skills and accreditations to succeed at school or to find employment.
Your gift would enable us to work with more young people and adults, helping them to build a brighter, healthier and more productive future and could continue to make a difference in Cornwall for generations to come.
Currently the Adventure center runs more than 8000 activity sessions for over 3000 Cornish individuals annually including;
- Long-term programmes for disadvantaged young people aged 14-25 who are not in education, employment and training.
- Early intervention programmes for Primary age Children
- Activity breaks for disabled children and adults and their family and friends.
The organisation based at the Googygrane Adventure centre near Falmouth was established in 1989 by a group of individuals who recognised the potential of using the outdoor environment to positively influence the physical and mental wellbeing of children and young people.
BF Adventure works with statutory bodies, voluntary and private sector organisations concerned with the well-being of young people, particularly those disadvantaged through social deprivation, physical and mental disability, and behavioural and / or learning difficulties.
Activities offered by BF Adventure include problem solving, canoeing, abseiling, team building, climbing, kayaking, archery, orienteering, bushcraft and survival skills and Quarrysteering. Whilst enjoying outdoor adventure young people also learn independent living skills (budgeting, cooking, planning, job search skills, IT, basic numeracy and literacy). Where appropriate these activities are embedded into accredited programmes.
While, as a priority, maximum use is made of the outdoor classroom, indoor activity and problem solving space is utilised to address wider educational, key and other “soft” skills, and elements of career guidance.
For more information visit the BF Adventure website
Address: Goodygrane Activity Centre Halvasso Longdowns Penryn TR10 9BX
Charity Number: 1071862