Outward Bound

“We are all better than we know; if only we can be brought to realise this, we may never again be prepared to settle for anything less.”

Kurt Hahn, Co-founder of Outward Bound

Since 2014 the school has established strong links with the Outward Bound Trust and we have had the privilege of taking part in a number of residential courses at their Ullswater site, in the Lake District, and their Aberdovey site in Wales.  The residential trips are fully funded by Vanquis Bank and the students have full use of the extensive specialist equipment they have to offer.  Throughout the year different cohorts of students will be offered the opportunity to attend a trip which is specifically designed to support them and enhance their time at the school.

“The Outward Bound trip was truly one of the best experiences of my life. I faced multiple challenges I would never normally do and it’s something I will never forget.”

Funsho Olawale (Head Boy 2015/16)

The trips are fun packed with activities which test the students determination and courage by making them work outside their comfort zone.  Many students are hesitant and cautious of the challenge but once they have attempted it there is a real sense of achievement and fulfilment.  The change in the students attitude towards others and their studies is amazing and a priceless gift that will keep giving for many years.  We hope to see many more students gain such experiences.

Joanne Sillitoe