Book your Outward Bound In-school Adventure

In-school Adventures

It's our turn to go Outward Bound.

At Outward Bound we never sit back and say we can’t. It's just not in our DNA.


Our mission is to help young people see what they are truly capable of, to believe in themselves, to be more than they think. And right now, this is needed more than ever.

As we are unable to run our usual residential programmes this autumn, our instructors are hitting the road to help give your primary and secondary pupils the development they need at this time of uncertainty.

Currently only available for schools we already work with, we are bringing the power of learning and adventure to you - without you having to leave your local area. We are making sure funding is available to the pupils who need it most.

Our team will work in partnership with you to help your pupils to discover adventure in their local environment.

Through this process, they will develop the skills they need to face an ever-changing world. Crucial skills like confidence and self-belief, as well as developing awareness of their own skills.

Photo taken before COVID-19
What you'll be doing

Based on your local surroundings, the needs of your pupils and the context of your school, our team will create an in-school adventure, like no other.

You can use our in-school adventures as a standalone programme or tie it in with your planned 2021 Outward Bound residential.

Learning process and outcomes

Learning is at the heart of our adventures, no matter where they take place.

We'll use a process of Plan, Train, Go and Review.

Funding and prices

Prices start at £25 per pupil, per day based on a group size of 12 participants.

View sample prices per programme in the booking form. All prices are a guide only. Your final cost is calculated after we've received your booking form. How the price is calculated.

Money should not be a barrier

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are able to offer financial support to the young people who need it the most.

If your school is already in receipt of financial assistance, you should be eligible for funding.

Book your in-school adventure

Fill in the form to book your programme. Once we've received your booking form, we'll be in touch with you to confirm the details and provide you with a cost based on your needs.

FAQs
How much does it cost?

Prices start at £25 per pupil, per day and are based on a group size of 12 participants.

The typical cost of each programme is shown below:

  • 2 x Half-day programmes: to different groups, delivered on the same day £410
  • One-day programme £410
  • Three-day consecutive programme: 3 consecutive days delivered during one week £830
  • Three-day non-consecutive programme: 3 x 1 day delivered over half term £1235
  • Five-day consecutive programme: 5 days delivered in a week £1441
  • Five-day non-consecutive programme: 5 x 1 day delivered over half term £2057

All prices on this webpage are for guide purposes only and your final price will be calculated after we've received your booking form.

How is the cost calculated?

The final cost is determined on the number of groups (12 participants per group), the length of your programme, whether it is delivered in school on consecutive days or non-consecutive days and the level of funding available.

All prices on this webpage are for guide purposes only and your final price will be calculated after we've received your booking form.

How do I know if my school is eligible for funding?

If your school is already in receipt of financial assistance, you should be eligible for funding for these in-school adventures too.

What programmes are available?

We are offering a range of programmes to fit in with your school needs and timetables. Our options are:

One day or half-day

  • 2 x Half-day programmes: to different groups, delivered on the same day
  • One-day programme

Three days

  • Three-day consecutive programme: 3 consecutive days delivered during one week
  • Three-day non-consecutive programme: 3 x 1 day delivered over half term

Five days

  • Five-day consecutive programme: 5 days delivered in a week
  • Five-day non-consecutive programme: 5 x 1 day delivered over half term
What activities will my pupils be doing?

You in-school programme will include a range of different challenging activities; these are dependent on what's available in your local area, the weather that day and your group's appetite for adventure.

Activities may include shelter building, map-reading, navigation, orienteering, journeying to the highest or lowest point and a community project.

Download our sample programmes:

Half-day sample programme
One-day sample programme
Three-day sample programme
Five-day sample programme

Do we need to provide any kit or equipment?

No, we will provide everything needed for activities. All we need is some outside space for our instructors to use creatively.

Participants will need to be wearing clothing and footwear shoes suitable for being outside and we suggest they also bring their own coats and waterproofs too in case of wet weather.

What are the group sizes and ratios?

Groups will be one instructor to 12 young people. We ask that at least one teacher is present (maximum group size is 15). These ratios will ensure there are opportunities for learning, one to one time and viewing the individual within a group.

The number of groups will be dependent on space available to the school, either at the school or a venue close by.

What do the timings for a day look like?

A typical day may be structured like this:

  • 8.30am: Instructors arrive at the school and set up
  • 9.30am: Students arrive
  • 3.30pm: Students depart. Instructors close down and leave the school by 4.30pm

We will discuss and plan each day with what works for your school.

Where will adventures take place?

Outward Bound will use real adventures in the natural environment and we will continue to do this by bringing a bit of Outward Bound to our schools.

Using local areas and spaces, our aim is to get young people to see their local environment differently and create a bridge between their 'home’ and Outward Bound. We will inspire young people to interpret and look at their places differently, and how they can have an adventure on their front door.

Can I do the John Muir Award alongside one of these programmes?

Yes, it is possible to complete a John Muir Discovery Award alongside one of our in-school adventures, but the programme must be a minimum of four days. Find out more information on the John Muir Award.

How do these adventures fit in with the Goverment guidelines on COVID-19?

All our in-school adventures will be run in accordance with the most up-to-date COVID 19 government guidelines, LEA guidelines and individual schools' guidelines (all of which may change on an ongoing process so we will remain flexible).

COVID-19

All our Outward Bound in-school adventures will be run in line with the latest COVID-19 government guidelines (adapting where necessary for differences between England, Scotland and Wales).

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