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    Outdoor Education, the most important but oft neglected part of formal education where children rekindle their sense of awe and wonder with nature. The ancient human heritage of tribal living, the self reliant roots of nomadism and a communion with the wild where challenge, risk and danger are addressed by skill, judgement, fortitude and coping skills.
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    Go Cart Option - AAI/25

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    Although Go-karting is motor racing at its most basic, many Formula 1 world champions began their road to glory by achieving success in this most accessible of activities.  For those who have set their sights a little lower it is still fun and exciting driving round the straw-baled circuits of farmyards and disused aerodromes.

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    High Ropes Option - AAI/470

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    Once the domain of the most agile great apes - high trees and jungle creepers have been replaced by man-made structures.  A variety of high-level activities designed to challenge the participants’ head for heights, agility and balance with safety being maintained by using a fail-safe system of belays.

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    Archery Option - AAI/49

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    Acquire the basic skills of an Olympic sport while learning something of the long history of bows and arrows – from the Stone Age to Robin Hood.

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    Campcraft Option - AAI/50

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    Learn how to live comfortably outdoors by putting up tents, lighting stoves and knowing how to stay hygienic and safe.  Good camp craft skills are an essential skill for the expeditioner.

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    Impro Rafting Option - AAI/51

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    Stranded on a desert island? Escaping from pirates? Surviving a natural disaster?  These are some of the scenarios, which provide the setting for a valuable exercise in teamwork and group dynamics.  Using planks, barrels and ropes your team will have to construct a raft and then journey across a body of water safely.

    Orienteering Option - AAI/53

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    Often described as “cunning running”, Orienteering involves navigating around a series of checkpoints using map and compass. Invented in Sweden this sport is a subtle combination of cross-country running, fitness and strategic thinking and it has become popular throughout the world.

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    Problem Solving Option - AAI/54

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    A team activity where various challenges are presented as problems to be solved within a set time.  Involving a combination of both physical and intellectual skills, the most successful teams will plan, work together and regularly review their performance in order to beat the other teams.

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    Snorkelling Option - AAI/55

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    The safe use of simple equipment – snorkel, mask and flippers – enable the swimmer to explore the underwater world and provides an introduction to the sport of sub-aqua.

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    Swim Rivers Lake Sea Option - AAI/474

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    Low Ropes Option - AAI/471

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    Similar to High Ropes but closer to the ground.  This encourages a more group-centred approach to the activity with metaphors being made between the various challenges and situations and the participants’ real lives without the complication of ropes.

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    Quad Bike Option - AAI/472

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    Previously the prerogative of farmers and country landowners, this fun-filled pastime has now been adopted by many Outdoor Education Centres and is used to teach young people about responsibility, risk, and health and safety.

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    Swimming Pool Option - AAI/473

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    A great activity for un-winding after a busy day, keeping fit or enjoying the company of friends.