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Case studies and stories
We equip young people with a stronger sense of self-belief, able to cope with stressful situations and interact more positively with others.
But don't just take our word for it.
We work with just over 23,000 young people every year. This is how we have helped young people to understand what they are truly capable of.
Read case studies and stories from the schools, colleges and youth groups we partner with. Hear directly from young people too.
Wester Hailes: Education outside the box
David Young, Head Teacher at Wester Hailes Education Centre in Edinburgh speaks about how Outward Bound helps to improve the confidence of young people, encouraging them to believe in themselves and their abilities.
Great Barr Academy: Meaningful maths in the mountains
Great Barr Academy’s deputy head, Andy Williams, explains how a bespoke outdoor residential visit can be linked to the curriculum.
BRAES HIGH SCHOOL: THE HIGHLANDS IS THE ULTIMATE CLASSROOM
Marjorie Cotter, Depute Head Teacher at Braes High School, explains her personal belief in the impact of experiential outdoor learning and the power of the Scottish landscape to facilitate development and change in her pupils.
Giggleswick Junior School: HELPING EVERY CHILD FEEL VALUED, INDEPENDENT AND CONFIDENT
James Mundell, Headmaster of Giggleswick Junior School in North Yorkshire, tells us how they use outdoor adventure as part of the school’s repertoire.
Ryan came on his Outward Bound course with his school. During his course he saw that he could work hard, get up when he was knocked back, try and try again and show people that he was more than they might expect.
St Hugh’s Preparatory School: PREPARING OUR PUPILS FOR THEIR TRANSITION
Gavin Sinnott, Director of Studies at St Hugh’s Preparatory School in Lincolnshire explains how they prepare their pupils for transition.
ST AUGUSTINE’S PRIMARY SCHOOL: USING THE OUTDOORS TO HELP REFUGEE PUPILS FEEL AT HOME
Dawn Conjoyce, Deputy Head at St Augustine’s Primary CE School in Kilburn, London, talks about how her school uses outdoor adventure to help build confidence and unlock potential for children with complex social needs.
NEWQUAY TRETHERRAS ACADEMY: DEVELOPING RESILIENCE AND DETERMINATION
The total immersion into the rugged Scottish winter landscape provides Newquay Tretherras Academy's sixth form students with a strong sense of self-confidence, engagement and motivation.
Halcyon London International School: A flourishing partnership
Gareth Jones, Student Wellbeing Support at Halcyon, shares how they work with Outward Bound to promote perseverance, resilience, mindfulness and motivation in their students.
NORTHERN SAINTS PRIMARY SCHOOL: TACKLING THE ATTAINMENT GAP
Head Teacher Steve Williamson shares the benefits of Pupil Premium spend on an Outward Bound experience.
LEIGHSWOOD SCHOOL: ECO & SUSTAINABILITY
By working in partnership with Leighswood, we developed a course that ensured the skills taught in the classroom were developed out in the wild.
BLUECOAT BEECHDALE ACADEMY: ENGAGING WITH LEARNING
Bluecoat Beechdale Academy wanted to push their students out of their comfort zone and into a completely new environment.
CHRISTCHURCH PRIMARY SCHOOL: FIRST CHALLENGE
Christchurch wanted a programme that would offer their pupils life-changing experiences, take them out of their comfort zone and broaden their horizons.
Beeslack Community High School: Mindsets
Designed to raise aspirations and build resilience, giving service young people the confidence and the ability to recognise their potential and the determination to realise it.
Nottingham Academy: improving academic and personal achievement
Nottingham Academy chose Outward Bound to allow their students studying a Level 3 sports qualification to complete the Outdoor Education unit.
HOLYHEAD SCHOOL: TEAM AND LEADERSHIP
Holyhead worked with us to help their pupils develop the skills valued by an employer - how to work within a team and leadership styles.