In a recent Outward Bound Trust blog, Andrew Wilson shared his belief in the benefits of oudoor learning and explained how it can work in the context of an inner-city comprehensive.  He began:

WEB-3_417x303.jpg“I’m going to put my cards on the table straight away; I am as passionate about learning in the outdoors as I am in helping pupils reach their full potential, and I am convinced the two are connected.  Great Barr School in Birmingham, where I am deputy head, has over 1,800 pupils aged 11-18. Founded in the 1940s as a Secondary Modern, it has evolved to become a Specialist Science School. Our school community is very mixed, with over 50% of our pupils from an ethnic minority background, while 50% attract the Pupil Premium. …”

You can read the whole article here.

The article also includes a link to a webinar hosted by Andrew and Kevin Long.  There is more information about the OBT’s education courses at their schools and colleges page and you can contact them here.