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Katie's story: I'm reaching for a better place

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Katie (name has been changed) went on her Skills for Life course last summer (2018), when she was 17 years old. She is now doing an apprenticeship in personal development. This is what she had to say about her experience.

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I realised that I have the ability to be resilient

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When I first heard about Outward Bound Loch Eil and the Skills for Life Award, I wasn’t sure if it would be my cup of tea. Hiking, kayaking, canoeing and abseiling were all things that I had never before experienced. I really wanted to go but fear of making a fool out of myself held me back. In the end, I concluded that there would be no harm in trying.

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I could see and feel a change for the better

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Our son, Jasper, attended the 19 day Skills for Life Award Outward Bound course from the 6th of August 2018 to the 24 of August 2018 on Loch Eli in Scotland. I write to you about the experience we shared as parents in reference to Jasper attending, completing and successfully passing the course and being issued a Skills for Life award and a positive and encouraging report.

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What the devil is a T level?

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New technical qualifications called T levels are due to be introduced from the academic year 2020 to 2021. Find out what T levels are, and why we need them here...

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Ryan's story

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Meet Ryan. Teachers thought he was lazy. He felt isolated from his friends and family, spending hours glued to his phone. Like so many young people, he just couldn't see he was able to achieve far more.

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Design our 2018 Christmas card

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Get your pupils to design The Outward Bound Trust’s 2017 Christmas card. We’re looking for something extra special for our Christmas card this year so we're inviting all primary school children aged between 9 and 11 to enter our design competition.

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