Outward Bound students set aside desks, chairs, and traditional lessons, but that definitely does not mean the learning stops.
Through hands-on activities, trial and error, and collaborating with peers, Outward Bound students learn soft-skills like teamwork, independence, communication, and leadership.
Students also learn hard skills, whether it's knot-tying, ecology, paddling techniques, or navigation.
Having served Hong Kong for 50 years, there are now thousands of people who embody Outward Bound's impact. Through all walks of life, people are more confident, more compassionate and more resilient for having spend time with our staff in the islands, hills and crags of Hong Kong.
The need for adventurous courses in nature is increasing as we enter our second half century. As technology changes the way we learn, work, and play, an Outward Bound course provides the opportunity for young people to unplug from the outside world and connect with themselves and their peers in an authentic way. Society and employers are placing increasing value on the ‘intangible skills’ developed on an Outward Bound course – resilience, communication, compassion, leadership, and problem solving. We develop these essential personal skills, and will be working to provide these opportunities for ever more young people in the coming years.
Thank you Outward Bound for giving me this great opportunity to get out of my comfort zone and challenge myself. I have learnt how to solve various difficulties by planning and working with my teammates. This was a memorable and rewarding lesson in my life, thanks to my teammates and instructors. I hope we can spread the spirit of Outward Bound to our school and society.