Over the Easter break some of our Year 10 students took part in the annual Outward Bound trip.
The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity that uses the outdoors to help develop young people from all walks of life. Through the generosity of donors, they are able to run adventurous and challenging outdoor learning programmes that equip young people with valuable skills for education, work and life. This helps them become more confident, more effective and more capable at… school, college and in the workplace.
All the programmes inspire and motivate people and take place in the natural environment, away from distractions or modern amenities. Participants learn a deep appreciation of the balance between risk, reward and responsibility and leave our programmes with transferrable, essential life skills, including:
•Setting and achieving goals
•Listening and communicating effectively
•Facing a challenge with determination
•Cooperation and collaboration
•Maintaining a positive outlook, even when things get tough
•Effective leadership skills
These skills have been shown to have a profound impact on the future success of individuals in both education and employment, and on their overall wellbeing.
The link provides images from the trip.