Acceler8 is for 14 to 18 year olds (2 year project)
What is Acceler8?
Up to 12, 14-18 year olds, from all over Cornwall (and even some over the border in Devon!) meet for twelve residential weekends a year, for two years. This residential weekend project is called Acceler8.
Active8 started this group because young people were quite often isolated in their local community and schools and wanted something they could join in with. The members travel a long way to get together, put a lot into the weekends and, as you can see from the photos, they spend some memorable times together. Acceler8 can help you get involved in accredited awards, sport, music, community groups and many other activities which use your skills and talents to the full. Numbers are limited because of space: we try to give the places to those who need it most. Are you someone who could join Acceler8? If so, take the leap and get in touch or complete our referral form.
Each project is designed for the needs of the individuals but here is a list of events that our Acceler8 2017-2019 cohort got up to in the first year of their project
JUNE - Intro day and theatre trip
JULY - Taster day Graffiti session
AUGUST - Quad biking and water sports
SEPTEMBER - The Eden project arts and craft festival and cinema
OCTOBER - Sailing
NOVEMBER - Cartoon workshop and powerchair football.
DECEMBER - Christmas party, cake making workshop and Christmas shopping
JANUARY - Zoo and bowling
FEBRUARY - Driving assessments, wheelchair basketball, theatre trip and Duke of Edinburgh prep
MARCH - Bowling, graffiti workshop and Duke of Edinburgh prep
APRIL - Paignton Zoo and first aid training
MAY - Drum workshop, circus and Duke of Edinburgh prep
JUNE - Spa day and Duke of Edinburgh prep
JULY - Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition.
Also attended the Kidz to Adultz exhibition in Bristol.