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Defying limitations during Covid
At Outward Bound we never sit back and say we can’t. It's just not in our DNA.
We exist to help young people to defy their limitations and we will not let COVID-19 become another barrier.
Young people still face challenges and possibly now more than any other generation.
We may not be able to run all our usual residential programmes at the moment, but we're still here to help young people see what they're truly capable of and to help them become more than they think.
We've adapted what we do so we can still be there for young people when they need us the most.
We're still here for young people
Here are some of the ways we are working with young people during Covid-19, adapting our usual programmes to ensure we are still teaching young people the most important lesson they could ever learn: to believe in themselves.
For schools who usually come to Outward Bound, we are working with them to bring the power of learning and adventure to them making sure funding is available to the pupils who need it most.
Our team are working in partnership with schools to help young people to discover adventure in their local environment.
Through this process, our instructors will develop the skills young people need to face an ever-changing world. Crucial skills like resilience, confidence and self-belief, as well as a willingness to try things. These skills are needed more than ever.
1000+ Days of Adventure
We are providing over 1,000 fully-funded outdoor Adventure Days for 11-17 year olds with priority for those eligible for free school meals and the young people who need this it most.
Taking place at our centres in the Lake District, Scottish Highlands and North Wales outside of school, our Adventure Days are an opportunity for young people to focus on their mental wellbeing during this time of uncertainty.
These adventures provide time and space for safe social interaction, to make new friends, have a break from screens – and perhaps most importantly – to have some fun in a safe, outdoor environment.
Outdoor education and Covid-19
Children and young people across the UK have had their lives turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Almost every young person has had to adjust to dramatic changes in their education or employment, routine, home and social life. Some have experienced bereavement or other traumatic experiences during the lockdown period, while groups who were already marginalised or disadvantaged are now likely to become more so.
Stories from 1000 Days Of Adventures
See the difference we are making. Meet some of the young people who have joined us on our Adventure Days.
Support our charity
There’s no doubt, as a charity COVID-19 is having a significant impact on Outward Bound. If you'd like to help please make a donation to support young people attend Outward Bound in the future.