Challenge and Adventure for Young People
Activities that involve challenge and adventure help young people to expand their comfort zones. It doesn’t have to be on the other side of the world either. Expanding young people’s horizons is perfectly possible right here in the UK. We can create a life-changing event for all groups, such as a set of short challenges at a school or college, a guided expedition to UK wilderness, a community project abroad, or a complete programme of development. Our activities can enhance learning in all areas of the curriculum, and many of them can support the achievement of external awards.
Whether they’re abseiling down a cliff, or wriggling through a cave in the dark, the smiles of pride at the end of the day say it all. Nothing quite prepares younger people for the joy they feel when they reach beyond their limits and achieve something amazing. Their Emotional Intelligence matures, and this in turn has a positive effect on psychological well-being. After all the recent media coverage about depression and mental illness, we really ought to be looking more closely at providing opportunities for young people to improve their overall resilience.
Finding out that they can listen, learn and survive in an alien environment gives them the confidence that they can surmount day to day challenges too. It can help them to cope better with rites of passage such as taking on their first Saturday job, or walking into an unknown work experience placement. There has been extensive news coverage about readiness to work, and how our young people are finding work places increasingly challenging, despite being better qualified on paper than before. Educational institutions arguably have a duty to ensure that their students are ready for work upon leaving them – there has even been talk of employability national league tables…
We have a wide range of options for you to choose from, and they are designed and led by members of our team who are fully qualified and who have extensive experience of leading activities, expeditions and treks both in the UK and all over the world.
See the young people you work with rise to the challenge, and watch them experience the thrill and excitement of real adventure. Every individual will be encouraged to discover new strengths and skills, and they’ll also enjoy themselves immensely in the process.
If you’d like to know more about resilience and Emotional Health, please refer to our pages on Emotional Intelligence.