Free Taster Course

Developing resilience


Find out how the power of learning in the wilderness can develop skills like resilience and self-belief in young people at one of our free taster courses.

This is for head and deputy head teachers, educational professionals, apprenticeship providers, and employers who would like to learn first-hand:

  • How outdoor learning can build resilience, confidence and self-belief in young people
  • How other schools, employers and experts are using the outdoors to amplify learning
  • How an Outward Bound residential specifically uses the wilderness to develop the skills needed to thrive in school, at work and in life.

Confirmed Speakers

Lucy Bailey is Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Bounce Forward.

Lucy directed the Healthy Minds research project, has an MSc in Practice Based Research, a BSc in Social Policy and Criminology, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education.

Lucy will be speaking at both our Loch Eil and Aberdovey taster events.

Confirmed speakers

Phil Athersmith is Head of Early Careers & Skills (Naval Ships) at BAE Systems.

Phil is responsible for the apprentice, graduate, adult skills and education partnership programmes across our Naval Ships sites. He has supported Outward Bound with the development of the programme for BAE Systems apprentices across both Scotland and England.

Phil will be speaking at our Loch Eil taster event.

Confirmed speakers

Dave White is the Apprentice Development Lead at Gatwick Airport.

Dave manages the Apprenticeship Program for Gatwick Airport Ltd after beginning his career as an Electrical Apprentice in 1984. He took on his most current role in June 2019, and now oversees a group of apprentices through their program.

Dave will be speaking at our Aberdovey taster event.

Confirmed speakers

The final speaker for our Aberdovey event is to be confirmed. Check back for updates!


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Our programmes

We're not your bog standard residential. Find out how we work in partnership with schools, employers and youth groups across the UK.

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Free report: Mental health and resilience

This report focuses on ways we can help young people build their resilience.

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Further info
Enrolment and medical form

Please ensure that this form is completed and returned at least four weeks prior to the start of your taster course.