Experience tells me that many education establishments are paying huge sums of money for what they think is the real -deal outdoor experiential learning experience for students and staff, but when I drill in to the Holy “why”, it’s essentially to off load risk.
Or their perception of risk, most often that which exists outside the classroom.
Tim Gill is as good as it gets in the theory behind, management of, and embracing of risk outside the classroom. As a very highly respected expert on childhood, he’s running seminars on risk outside the classroom;
26th September – The Mead School, Wiltshire
16th October – Viridor Laing Education Centre, Bolton
23rd October – The Parks Trust, Milton Keynes
7th November – Hazel Oak Special School, Solihull
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“Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller