Our gift to schools

To celebrate 75 years of unlocking the potential in young people through our unique approach to learning and adventure in the wild, we’re giving away a life changing 5-day outdoor learning residential experience for 12 students and 1 member of staff worth over £5,500. To enter simply answer the following question:

Sleeping under the stars at the side of a lake with a clear sky looking up at the moon... it was just incredible. The awe and wonder for our children was just incredible. Vicky Sengupta, Head Teacher at Upland Primary School

What year was The Outward Bound Trust established?

a) 1953

b) 1941

c) 1948

The Prize

The winning group may select their prize (see case study examples below) from one of the available dates and centres:

12 - 16 Dec 2016 available at Aberdovey
09 - 13 Jan 2017 available at Aberdovey or Ullswater
16 - 20 Jan 2017 available at Aberdovey, Loch Eil or Ullswater
06 - 10 Feb 2017 available at Aberdovey or Howtown
13 - 17 Feb 2017 available at Aberdovey, Loch Eil, Howtown or Ullswater
20 - 24 Feb 2017 available at Aberdovey

The prize covers the cost of accommodation, food, equipment and insurance during your stay. It does not cover transport.

The Experience

Our approach is unique.

We work in partnership with schools, colleges and youth groups across the UK to deliver experiential wilderness programmes in areas of outstanding natural beauty, which are tailored to meet groups' individual needs and values.

Our instructors are expert educators and are highly experienced at delivering outdoor learning residentials. They have the skills, maturity and experience to both support and challenge young people, whether in the review rooms or up a mountain. In addition to undertaking exciting and challenging outdoor activities, we believe in immersing young people as deeply as possible in the natural environment. Whilst the immediate goal is for participants to become more effective in their learning, we believe the skills developed during our courses enable them to continue to thrive throughout their lives.

Adventure and Challenge: An ideal introduction to Outward Bound, this course allows the participants to experience new challenges whilst increasing their confidence and self-esteem. It provides ideal opportunities to enable participants to work as a team but will also encourage independent learning and individual achievement.

Engaging in learning: Ideal for pupils that are struggling in the classroom, this course looks to increase their self-confidence, resilience and helps them to realise their true potential. Through challenging and adventurous activities, they will understand the value of effort and reward and will learn how to work as part of a team.

Eco and sustainability: This course is designed to give the participants a greater understanding of the environment around them, including the issues surrounding climate change and sustainability. It will give your pupils a sense of responsibility and also an appreciation for the natural world.

  • Competition closes on 07 October 2016 and the winner will be announced on 10 October 2016.
  • The young people attending must be aged between 9 and 18 years old at time of participation.
  • Your group must be available to travel on one of the above dates to your selected venue
  • Transport costs to/from the selected venue are not covered in this prize.
  • The winning school will be required to co-operate with The Outward Bound Trust to publicise their win as The Trust deems appropriate.
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