Our Community Development Programme led by our Outdoor Activity Development Officers, has inspired thousands of children, young people and adults to take up outdoor activities as a life-long pursuit through taster sessions, development sessions, festivals and events. Activities ranged from grass route level through to podium.
Our Officers work within the local authorities to ensure links between schools and community clubs are made and clear pathways are in place for anyone of all ages and abilities to take part in outdoor activity
The programme also supports outdoor activities clubs (many of which have been established by TOP) with thousands of local people regularly taking part in physical activity in their communities improving their health and social well-being.
2017 saw the expansion of TOP’s secondary schools’ competition, which includes mountain biking, bouldering / climbing and kayaking. These competitions are now represented by schools from across North Wales including SEN schools. In 2017, twenty schools and over 1000 pupils took part.
2017 also saw the establishment of the new ‘Snowdonia Challenge’ where 15 FE colleges across Wales and 150 young people took part in mountain biking, climbing, kayaking and orienteering events in June. Because of its success the event will now take place annually in partnership with Welsh Colleges.