Statistics and Research

Does it work?

At Challenge & Adventure we have seen first hand how our outdoor programmes can turn around the lives of some very vulnerable young people, but don’t just take our word for it.

Independent research undertaken over a 5 year period showed that….


  • Over 40% participants had been at risk of exclusion from school
  • Over 40% had received at least a Police caution
  • 82% had misused drugs and/or alcohol
  • 60% lived in one of the Top 10 Most Deprived Communities in England*

Five years on…

  • Over 70% managed to achieve GCSEs at A-C grade
  • 29% went onto College or University
  • Over 70% are now in full time employment

*Jarmin Index 2005

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