Action4Youth Gold Residential Programme

During your Gold Award you need to complete a Gold Residential Programme. Going on a residential gives you the chance to learn how to work with people from different backgrounds and build confidence living in new environments. There are loads of exciting opportunities and Action4Youth have this covered…    

2021 dates will be added here for the Gold Residential Programme.



Approved Activity Provider

As an Approved Activity Provider, Action4Youth’ Gold Residential activities count for your Gold DofE programme.

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The Benefits of outside play: Embracing the Great Outdoors for Healthy Growth

In our fast-paced, technology-driven world, it’s crucial to recognise the importance of outdoor play for children’s development. The Caldecotte Xperience champions the benefits of outdoor play and adventure. In this blog, we’ll explore not only the incredible offerings of The Caldecotte Xperience but also the myriad of benefits that outdoor play brings to children and

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How Mentoring can Support Mental Wellbeing in Younger Children

The importance of mental health is increasingly recognised as paramount for people of all ages. However, even though this is the case, mental wellbeing of younger children can often get overlooked or underestimated. The formative years of childhood play a crucial role in shaping mental health for life, so it is key to recognise the importance of mental wellbeing from a young age.

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Action4Youth News – January 2024

Kicking Off 2024 with a bang (well, more like a klaxon!) We’ve started the year on a high note with fantastic energy and enthusiasm at our Big Challenge Lunch. We hosted four Buckinghamshire schools and four Milton Keynes schools who battled against each other to complete a series of challenges, at The Ridgeway Centre in

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The Benefits of Residential Trips 

Residential trips offer an opportunity for students to learn and experience new things outside the traditional classroom setting. These trips ensure young people are exposed to activities they may not get to experience often or have potentially never experienced before as well as helping to develop independence, responsibility, and enhance social skills.

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Year In Review – 2023

At the end of last year we took a moment to reflect and look ahead to 2024 with a fresh pair of eyes and excitement. Over 2023 we have seen a huge amount of wonderful activity, support and impact from our programmes, outdoor centre and youth centre.

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