Research and reports

Young People Focused (342KB, pdf)

Qualities such as self-discipline, planning and goal-setting are necessary for the completion of any task, and it is particularly important that young people are able to develop these so that they can take greater responsibility for their learning.

Lasting Impact (312KB, pdf)

Young people are empowered to make positive changes in their lives and thrive in their education, their training and at work.

Developing Resourcefulness, Resilience and responisibility at MEF (120KB, pdf)

Case Study - In August 2015, 31 officer trainees whose training was sponsored by the Maritime Educational Foundation (MEF) attended an Outward Bound programme at Eskdale. The programme intended to induct the officer trainees at the beginning of their training; develop a sense of pride and identify; and assist the transition from home to life at college and at sea.


Environmental Learning at The Outward Bound Trust: A focus on the John Muir Award and the outcomes achieved. We facilitate young people’s personal development through enabling them to experience adventures that involve being immersed in the natural environment. Consequently, learning about the environment is a key element of all Outward Bound courses.