For us, expeditioning is about the spirit of the journey, whether on foot, by canoe or by boat
On our expeditions, young people work together as a team with their peers and mentors, gain valuable life skills, and take part in the kinds of managed risks that help build confidence and self-esteem. As a part of our residentials, Releasing Potential students will expedition using a slow method of travel to increase the sense of change of place, pace and environment. We have a large camping trailer which supports our expeditions by carrying the heavy equipment. This allows the young people to focus on the journey they are making, by ensuring they don’t need to worry about the weight on their backs or whether their sleeping bag will stay dry. Using this approach allows us to run residentials in our local area but still make them feel like they are in a different place altogether.
All Releasing Potential, our year 11 students are given the opportunity to take part in their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze expedition in the beautiful outdoor environments of the South Downs or elsewhere on the South Coast of England. As part of their bronze expedition, they use kayaks and/or canoes to travel by water, taking in amazing views and sights invisible by land. The expedition is always the highlight of the year for these students, who gain in confidence and gain the skills necessary to successfully complete the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.
Releasing Potential Outdoor Education
Unit 7 Kingscroft Court
Charity No: 1097440
Company No: 4622100
Linkenholt Company No: 9984771
023 9247 9762