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Outdoor-Ambition Limited is a privately owned Outdoor Company managed and directed by Lloyd Murray.

The Company specialise in providing high quality outdoor activities that will interest, excite, challenge, motivate and stimulate all participants. The instruction is professional and constructive; it aids to develop Outdoor Skills and increase the individual's life experience.

But Why?

In recent years, the problems of disruption in schools and the deterioration of pupil behaviour are featured frequently in the news programmes and in our newspapers. Pupil's disaffection can lead to truancy, indiscipline, under achievement and general low attainment limiting the life and career choices available to young people when they are so young and naive to life. Therefore steps to re-engage with these young people in learning and ensure they don't miss out on the education opportunities available to them.

Young people choose not to engage in learning for a great variety of reasons: problems at home or school; emotional or learning difficulties or just simple boredom. Many students actually believe they are 'stupid' and not able to learn like the rest of their peers. Problems may begin with low level disruption in class but can quickly escalate to more aggressive behaviour , truancy and even exclusion. Before long, these young adults start to believe they have no prospects for the future but have no idea how to change.

The framework education system is too stiff for certain pupils. These pupils require a more active classroom where they can establish the personal and social skills that they will require for life. Flexibility within the curriculum can offer the chance to build in alternative, powerful learning experiences, so why not explore the potential of outdoor education within a pupil support context.

Living together, experiencing new things and helping each other are all part of learning and growing. Some of our approaches are different to those of teachers from main stream schools, written assessment is not a necessity, there is no prescribed curriculum to follow and the children do respond differently. We all absorb information in a different manner and rate. It is for that reason that Outdoor-Ambition offers a more fluid programme. It is possible for Outdoor-Ambition to deliver adventure activities to Schools and Youth Groups in the form of full or Split weeks or even weekend courses.

All instructors are qualified with the relevant governing bodies. They are enthusiastic, confident, and polite and have genuine life experience to base their teaching upon. They will act as suitable role models and mentors to all students. Operating on with a tight code of values and standards, students will develop with the instructor's guidance. It is hoped that the students through example will also adopt the same code to values and standard. The Instructors are approachable and have a keen sense of humour and will motivate students through each module/activity. They will stretch students physical and mentally to ensure they gain that euphoria from achievement. Any instructor working with your organisation will be cleared through the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).

Outdoor-Ambition Ltd is based in Darlington, County Durham. The location offers fantastic access to the North Pennines and the Cleveland Hills. All Instructors hold National Governing Body recognised qualifications and this combined with their knowledge and experience in the area allows the delivery and therefore experience to be first class. Darlington is a sound location with great access to local Airports and Motorways. This central base allows quick access to the coast and hills; the mountains of the Lake District and Scotland are accessed for activities with more duration. Tailor made packages and excursions overseas are a speciality. Outdoor-Ambition has the skills and expertise to facilitate all your needs.

All instructors have a true passion for the Outdoors and you will be surprised at their attitude and enthusiasm for all activities.

I hope you find this site informative. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any queries.

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