By: Ian Wells On: January 16, 2020 In: Duke of Ed Comments: 0

We’re celebrating our 1st birthday as a provider of Duke of Edinburgh’s Award adventurous journeys and residential projects. Here is our present to you. Secure a date for a double journey, that is both practice and qualifying journeys with a day of reflection in between, from bronze through to...

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

People Development is an innovative approach to building be courageous leaders in your team. You might pay for it from your Professional Development budget and that’s OK, we’ll still call it People Development. Are you ready to take your team on a journey of discovery? A journey enabling your...

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

Rite of Passage – a new program to facilitate and acknowledge the significant milestones on your students’ journeys through their transition to high school, adolescence and into the adult world. In collaboration with Dr Arne Rubinstein, renowned expert on adolescent development and founder of the Rites of Passage Institute,...

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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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