By: Ian Wells On: January 14, 2020 In: Sponsorship Comments: 0

“I am now fortunate enough to be in the position to re-pay a 45 year old ‘debt’”. Dave, Outward Bound Alum and Sponsor. In 1974, at 16, Dave was given a scholarship to attend a program with Outward Bound Trust in the UK. It’s fair to say it changed his life. Under the tutelage of...

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By: OBA Webmaster On: January 7, 2020 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

By Alex Green.   There is a beautiful enigma at the heart of adventure learning. We live in a hyper-connected, super-fast world. And we know the world slows to a calmer pace when we spend time in beautiful, natural places, disconnect and put down our phones. We feel at...

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By: OBA Webmaster On: November 5, 2019 In: Awards Comments: 0

Winning awards isn’t why we do the life changing work we do… but it sure is nice to be recognised by the industry! It’s also a great excuse for some of our awesome team to replace their iconic blue Outward Bound shirt with something a bit more classy and...

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05Nov

They came, they saw, they hiked… and canoed …and built their self esteem and developed resilience along the way. Personal development skills are vital for the twelve 14 – 17 year olds from the Mirabel Foundation who stepped out of their comfort zones and into the unknown of an...

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By: OBA Webmaster On: November 1, 2019 In: Alumni Stories Comments: 1

Well, Outward Bound really does change lives! Thank you to the 57 Outward Bound Australia alumni who attended our first reunion in Sydney in October 2019. Attendees from 1956 through to 1990 shared stores that inspired all current Outward Bound employees to continue the great work we do. (If...

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By: Ian Wells On: July 16, 2019 In: Adventure Learning Comments: 0

Adventure Learning or How to break the cycle of disadvantage and have fun outdoors too By Alex Green, CEO, Outward Bound Mental health, homelessness, disadvantage…  the for-purpose sector takes on some intractable challenges.  The problems we grapple with are not going to go away on their own, and if...

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28Jun
By: Ian Wells On: June 28, 2019 In: Education Comments: 0

Academics rave about the benefits of outdoor education: its ability to enhance student’s academic learning, fast-forward personal development and promote physical and emotional wellbeing, regardless of gender, ethnicity or socio-economic barriers. But despite the benefits, schools often find it difficult to introduce extra-curricular outdoor education. Why and what would...

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17May
By: Ian Wells On: May 17, 2019 In: Experiential Learning Comments: 0

Retain Your Best Graduates through Experiential Learning How can you, as a graduate employer, retain your brightest talent? This, according to PWC, is the $3.8 billion question. But the answer could be a walk in the park, with studies showing experiential learning delivers significant outcomes. Here’s the problem: today’s...

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08May

With 5 Outward Bound adventures completed Jemi Huggett is building up quite a CV! Yet to turn 18, Jemi began her first Outward Bound adventure at age 14 and has since completed Navigator – Australian Alps twice! Navigator – Rainforest plus one Outward Bound International adventure. In recognition of her accomplishments, Jemi was offered the...

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10Apr
By: OBA Webmaster On: April 10, 2019 In: Outward Bounder Comments: 0

    From participant to trainee to group instructor, Chelsea is living out the circle of life – Outward Bound style! Part of our fabulous team in our Northern Region, Chelsea describes her journey from participant to group instructor. Like her own experience as a teenager Chelsea now cherishes...

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21Jan
By: OBA Webmaster On: January 21, 2019 In: Personal Growth Comments: 1

AJ attended the 14-day Scenic Rim-to-River 2018 expedition courtesy of her employer Inspire Group. As a passionate learning design consultant, she works with companies and not-for-profits across Australia, creating learning experiences that challenge people’s perceptions on what they know and believe about themselves and the world around them. She...

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21Jan
By: OBA Webmaster On: January 21, 2019 In: Young Explorer Comments: 7

Welcome to the Rainforest. We’ve got a great bunch of Young Explorers ready to start their adventure! Follow along and see some great pictures and read some great stories. Our bush telegraph system can be a little delayed but we will try and get photos and stories up as...

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