Outward Bound Trust

Outward Bound Trust

An educational charity that helps young people defy their limitations through learning and adventures in the wild, with centres in the Lake District, Scotland, North Wales and the Brecon Beacons.

Our cooperation and the provision of a bursary scheme to pay for Jersey youngsters means that we are able to better achieve our mission to have an impact on young and future lives.

The Outward Bound ‘School’s Package’ was introduced to the Island, working with several local schools to send teams of 12 children to Centres in the UK.

‘We are paying a 50% bursary, and we also pay for travel. The reason it’s only part payment towards the cost is that we are following the Outward Bound model. They tell us from past experience that the schools and young people have to commit – even if it is just a small amount financially. They are less likely to back out on the day of travel if they have actually paid something towards it. The hope is that children will have saved at least £1 a week, to show they are committed.’

Ullswater Outward Bound Course

This will enable children (most of whom had never left Jersey) to enjoy a 7-day experience, where they build confidence, improve their resilience, solve problems and develop their teamwork and communication skills. The feedback from pupils and tutors has been overwhelmingly positive – see link above.

View Charity Website: https://www.outwardbound.org.uk/