What makes you tick?
The Institute for Outdoor Learning have asked a group of senior figures in the sector to tell us about the impact of Outdoor Learning in their lives. Here they are.
First up is Dave Scourfield, who is the Chair of the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel (OEAP) to reflect.
“…for me participation in adventure activities has never been particularly about rushes of adrenaline, nor performance at a high level (I wish), it has simply been about getting out into the beauty of nature. As I ponder my next words, I think back to this morning’s early dog walk through the bluebell woods near my house, and I feel as content as I would should this morning’s activity have been kayak surfing at Watergate Bay”.
Dave Harvey, Head of Residential Provision at Brathay Trust, Ambleside tracks the start of his love of the outdoors
“When I was 8 years old, taken to see Chris Bonnington lecturing about his Everest south west face expedition. I can remember the pictures of the mountains, the snow and climbers and thinking, wow, I want to do that”.
Louise Edwards, Manager at Surrey Outdoor Learning & Development, AHOEC Chair open up about the impact of outdoor learning
“I struggled to fit in at secondary school. I was weird, loud, unconventional and didn’t really have ‘a place’ in terms friendship groups and the social scene.”
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