By: Ian Wells On: August 31, 2020 In: Latest News Comments: 2
30Aug
By: Ian Wells On: August 30, 2020 In: Latest News Comments: 0

by Ellie Hargrave In March 2020 the decision was made to move an operations base from Uki, Northern NSW back to Tharwa, ACT during the COVID pandemic. A dedicated crew of staff quickly packed trailer upon trailer of ropes, helmets, paddles, paperwork and maps to get everything to ACT...

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By: Ian Wells On: August 26, 2020 In: Latest News Comments: 1

Ian Curlewis, Chairman of Outward Bound Australia (OBA) from 1986 – 1991 passed away gracefully on 19 August 2020, just short of his 91st birthday. Farewelled with love by wife, Beverley, and children Amanda, Luisa, Tony, Matthew, and their families. Son of Sir Adrian Curlewis, who founded OBA in 1956, Ian was Outward Bound to his core. He was instrumental in establishing OBA’s national base at Tharwa, ACT in 1978, a base...

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By: Ian Wells On: June 26, 2020 In: Leadership Comments: 0

… an update from Loren Miller, new Chair and Acting CEO. Dear Friends of Outward Bound, It’s been a challenging time! It will be no surprise to hear that both the bushfires and COVID19 have significantly impacted Outward Bound. Please read ‘Reimagining Outward Bound June 2020‘, to share our...

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By: Ian Wells On: June 19, 2020 In: Latest News Comments: 0

We sent this to our northern NSW, south-east Queensland partners today, 19th June 2020. “Unfortunately Outward Bound Australia will not be delivering programs in northern NSW in 2020 and is no longer operating from the Uki base. We will continue to deliver programs from our national base at Tharwa,...

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22May
By: Ian Wells On: May 22, 2020 In: Latest News Comments: 4

Outward Bound is back! We had a brief sleep after the combined impacts of summer bushfires and COVID-19, but we’re excited to say, “We’re back!” It will be a long, slow journey to the top of the mountain to watch the sun rise, but we’ll be there, with you....

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By: Ian Wells On: March 19, 2020 In: Latest News Comments: 2

Outward Bound Australia is in Hibernation 25th March 2020 “In order for OBA to be able to change lives into the future, we are currently winding down the business and reducing staffing to a minimum to enable hibernation through this crisis. The intent is that once the pandemic and...

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By: Ian Wells On: February 20, 2020 In: Experiential Learning Comments: 0

It’s 100 years since influential educator Kurt Hahn first penned his “declines of modern youth”. While they are equally relevant in today’s digitally enhanced, social media obsessed 2020 as in Hahn’s post-war industrialised 1920 Germany, it is the remedies to these declines that reverberate across the century. The German...

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06Feb
By: Ian Wells On: February 6, 2020 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

Blown by winds in our favour, smoke drifts in front of Mount Tennant and I am reminded that nothing stays the same. The first few months of 2020 have been a whirlwind of fires and smoke, and commitment and generosity, and adaption and delivery.  And through it all we...

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By: Ian Wells On: January 16, 2020 In: Adventure Learning Comments: 0

  Schools, claim your $10,000 here, read about our new Rite of Passage program, help your teaching staff be courageous leaders and our 1st birthday Duke of Ed present to you!. Community not-for-profit groups, claim your $50,000 here and help your team be courageous leaders. Our world has changed....

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16Jan
By: Ian Wells On: January 16, 2020 In: Education Comments: 2

Australians have experienced some unprecedented challenges over the summer. We are helping in numerous ways, now and into the future. We’re offering incentives for young people to get into the bush to build their resilience, adaptability and other life skills in this changing world. Outward Bound Australia has never...

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16Jan
By: Ian Wells On: January 16, 2020 In: Community Comments: 0

Australians have experienced some unprecedented challenges over the summer. We are helping in numerous ways, now and into the future. We’re offering incentives for people to get into the bush to build their resilience, adaptability and other life skills in this changing world. Outward Bound Australia has never before...

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