The Long Term Benefits Of Attending An Outdoor Centre For Young People With Behavioural Challenges

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Based on your twenty hour placement discuss and evaluate the long-term benefits of attending an outdoor centre for young people with behavioural challenges. You must refer to experiences you gained personally and reflect critically on future development. This essay is based on the twenty hours placement carried at Spray Water Sports Centre, during the placement some of the duties carried was assisting preparing the equipment’s for activities and putting away after use. Also observe the leadership styles used by the activity leaders to encourage the young people participation in the different activities provided and what they do to promote inclusive lessons. This centre caters for a wide range of water sports such kayaking, windsurfing, speed boating and sailing. This is important because it gives the young people who attend this centre a wide range of choices and offer them opportunity to try and something new and develop their skills in a different areas. This centre is well recognised by a number of sports governing bodies such as Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) and has received rewards such as Adventuremark, they have also accreditation special recognition award based on the accessibility of facilities for all individual needs such as visually impaired ad learning difficulties. It is important that this centre recognised by the authority Outdoor education has been described as the education as an education in and about and for the outdoors (Ford, 1985).

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