Adventure training promotes active learning through direct personal experience and offers excitement, fun and adventure within a framework of safety.
TPL engages with experts who use different outdoor locations for specific adventure training activities.
Use of the outdoors in Adventure training contributes to personal growth and social awareness and develops skills for life and the world of work. Qualities such as a sense of responsibility and a purpose in life are nurtured. There is also a great deal of intrinsic enjoyment and satisfaction to be experienced from participation in outdoor activities. It provides avenues for achievement, as well as opportunities to develop independence and self-reliance. Through successfully facing up to the challenges which Adventure activities provide, overcoming fears and apprehensions along the way, participants make major strides in confidence, with implications for all aspects of their development.
The Adventure experience provides opportunities for personal and social development through carefully structured group work in challenging situations. Trust, care, tolerance and the willingness to give and accept support are all encouraged and anti-social behaviour is challenged. Opportunities are presented to exhibit and develop effective inter-personal behaviour and to work co-operatively and effectively in teams.
Adventure training promotes the development of communication, problem solving and decision making skills which have currency across a range of occupations. They encourage a positive “opting in” and “can do” attitude. Young people’s horizons are broadened, new challenges come to be relished rather than shunned, and perseverance and determination are reinforced. Values and attitudes developed in a context of shared endeavour help to form a sound basis for responsible citizenship.