competitive academic environment puts increasing demands on students
to spend greater and greater amounts of time in the classroom, and
very little time outdoors. Outdoor education develops life skills
that cannot be gained in the classroom and contributes significantly
to their personal all-round development. Research in the West has
proved that outdoor experiences actually strengthen academic learning.
Outdoor programmes instill in students a sense of responsibility,
assists in building trust, self confidence and a strong sense of
team spirit. Additionally a lasting benefit of outdoor learning
is that students learn to enjoy and respect the environment and
also to care for it.
Benefits of Outdoor Education
Outbound Adventure we use outdoor recreation activities, such as
canoeing, rock climbing, camping and so on to create challenging
environments in which individuals learn through practical experience.
Our programmes promote a sense of discovery and adventure. Outbound
Adventure's student training programmes put individuals in unfamiliar
settings, challenging their capacity to make-do, improvise and find
solutions to particular problems. Young people are placed in situations
in which they are compelled to stretch the boundaries of what they
imagined they were capable of. These situations demand they work
cooperatively in teams. The outdoors is a particularly useful environment
for learning because youth are exposed to a variety of sensory stimuli
not available in normal classroom settings. Not only will they have
fun in the outdoors, they will learn to be independent and self-reliant.
Many have also found that Outbound Adventure's programmes also encourage
creativity, build leadership qualities and improve communication
education for school students
education for youth and young adults