Disadvantaged and vulnerable young people can get so much out of outdoor adventure, so it’s important to make sure they are offered the opportunity.
Outdoor learning is proven to support skills development and educational attainment, and can really support pupils struggling in a formal education setting. The Education Endowment Foundation cites how “studies of adventure learning interventions consistently show positive benefits on academic learning. On average, pupils who participate in adventure learning interventions make approximately four additional months’ progress. There is also evidence of impact on non-cognitive outcomes such as self-confidence. The evidence suggests that the impact is greater for more vulnerable students”.
Adventurous activities might sound a bit like conquering Mount Everest, particularly for those with physical disabilities, but many of the activities we offer can be adapted to be accessible for all. We have a range of specialist equipment in paddling as well as recumbent tricycles for biking meaning those with balance or stability issues can enjoy these activities.