Building success through outdoor adventure

Emma Whewell*, John Allan

*Corresponding author for this work

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The Inspiring Learning Foundation (ILF) commissioned the delivery and evaluation of a bespoke Outdoor Adventure (OA) residential programme specifically designed to build children's resilience and self- confidence. The ILF is passionate about OA and the role this can have in transforming the lives of young people. The project focussed upon year 9 children who were identified by teachers in their school as middle to low achievers with reduced confidence and self-esteem, reduced opportunities to build social and cultural capital and a fixed mindset relating to their achievement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Education Matters
VolumeAutumn 2023
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2023


  • Outdoor adventure
  • mindset
  • resilience


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