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Outdoor Activity Conference 2018

Marston Vale Forest Centre
Station Road
Marston Moretaine
MK43 0PR
Contact Name
Tom Harwood
Contact Email
Contact Telephone
01582 813764
Thu, 21 Jun 2018
CPD, Courses, Development, Learning, PE, adventure, outdoor activity, schools, teachers, teamBeds&Luton events
Do you want your school or organisation to be more active outdoors? This conference will provide you with information from experts in outdoor and adventure activities, as well as exit routes for your school to make the most of the services on offer. Book your place to hear from guest speakers and experts in the field!


This is an opportunity for you to understand how outdoor activity can benefit young people and how you could implement programmes through your school, charity or organisation. Outdoor Learning has proven to inspire and connect young people with a life time's interest in sport, healthy living and outdoor activity. It also helps to improve adolescent physical and mental well-being. Leading experts in being active outdoors have found that "there is a growing body of research that shows children with higher levels of active outdoor play have improved cognition, which can result in better academic performance and contribute to closing the attainment gap. Outdoor learning, exercise and play for young children "helps improve wellbeing and resilience, increases physical activity and allows children to use the natural world to develop curiosity and science skills".

This conference will educate and inform you of the benefits of physical activity, as well as how this could be integrated into your curriculum or programme of activities.


The day will be structured with practical workshop sessions around important skills and topics for outdoor activities including: Outdoor First Aid and Risk Management, Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme, Bushcraft and Adventure School Activities and Importance of Outdoor Activities and Learning based on research by Outdoor Industries Association and Sport England.

The Day will be filled with practical sessions, hints and tips from professional instructors and coaches with considerable experience delivering activities across the UK and overseas. The team have delivered award winning programmes including London 2012 Inspire Mark programmes that have inspired over 32,000 young people.


Sean Rose: Our keynote for the event is Paralympian and former World Champion Sean Rose recently back from commentating for Channel 4 at Pyeong Chan Winter Games 2018. Sean a former X Games World Champion, was an RAF Physical Training Instructor before a skiing accident left him paralysed. Undeterred Sean went on to become a World Champion Skier and water skier as well as completing many adventures around the world.


PE teachers, school/outdoor staff interested in the outdoors: Outdoor activities provide a structured way to learn sporting skills alongside life skills.

SENCO and behavioural support staff: Outdoor activities and watersports are a brilliant way to engage young people in learning and also provide a fun and rewarding learning experience. There is also an opportunity to work on raising self esteem away from the school environment.

Senior leadership Team interesting in developing life skills programmes: Life skills are a key competence used by the majority of employers to recruit staff and trainees. Helping young people develop a balanced CV with academic results and strong life skills will help their employability and also learning for life.

Duke of Edinburgh Leaders: Duke of Edinburgh Leaders can gain a broader inside into the opportunities to tailor and enhance their D of E programmes by attending this programme.


For schools wishing to pay for the event via an invoice, please contact Tom Harwood via tom@teambedsandluton.co.uk or 01582 813764, we will be able to sort this for you. If you are able to paid for the event online, please proceed with your booking.

Outdoor Activity Conference



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