PLHS Ecuador 2011 Parents Info Evening

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PLHS Ecuador 2011 Parents Info Evening

  1. 1. Longer Journey<br />Expedition in 2011?<br />Click here to launch slideshow<br />
  2. 2. Tonight’s programme<br />Introduction to Outlook<br />The Opportunity<br />The Longer Journey Programme<br />Safety<br />Money Management<br />What Next?<br />
  3. 3. Who we are<br />The story of Outlook - Born in 2001:<br /><ul><li>Awards & achievements
  4. 4. Over 5,000 young people on expeditions around the globe
  5. 5. 45,000 young people and adults taken part in UK Programmes
  6. 6. 98 expedition opportunities to 48 countries worldwide
  7. 7. Adventure specialists, setting the standards for the industry</li></ul>Location:<br /><ul><li>Based at the Outlook Development Centre in Deiniolen, on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, North Wales
  8. 8. Regional office in Crieff in Perthshire, Scotland
  9. 9. Also part of the Outlook Family:</li></ul>Outlook Community – not for profit organisation / focus on community development<br />Corporate Outlook – management development and teambuilding programmes<br />
  10. 10. Values and beliefs<br />We aim to change people’s lives<br />Proven personal development benefits of expedition programmes<br />Quality not quantity<br />Largest independent youth expedition provider in the UK<br />Friendly company offering personal service<br />The environment<br />1st youth expedition provider to become CarbonNeutral®<br />Environmental emphasis throughout our expeditions<br />Responsible Travel Policy & Outlook’s Travellers’ Code<br />
  11. 11. The opportunity<br />Where?<br />Expedition to the destination detailed in your Expedition Brief<br />Main objectives <br />Technical<br />Environment & Wildlife<br />Culture & Community<br />When?<br />Summer of 2011<br />Who?<br />Expedition Leader<br />Link Teacher<br />Look around you – people in this room<br />How?<br />You will plan, prepare for and complete – YOUR EXPEDITION<br />
  12. 12. What is an expedition?<br />Participants raise their own funds, plan & lead their expedition<br />Itinerary could include: <br />adventure activities<br />culture and community <br />environment and wildlife<br />Approx 14-20 month lead-up programme & tailor made 28 day expedition designed specifically for your school<br />Expeditions are not package holidays!<br />
  13. 13. Timeline<br />July/<br />August 2011<br />By Nov 2011<br />Sept 2009 to March 2011<br />Spring 2011<br />GDD1<br />GDD2<br />GDD3<br />Expedition training<br />Skills refresher<br />day<br />Expedition<br />Homecoming<br />Final preparationday<br />14 to 20 month journey of a lifetime<br />
  14. 14. The group development days<br />GDD1<br />Icebreakers and team tasks<br />Decide on focus for itinerary from 3 itinerary options – tailor made itinerary<br />Fundraising and money management workshop<br />GDD2<br />Plan day by day itinerary<br />GDD3<br />Meet your Expedition Leader<br />Finalised itinerary presented<br />Prepare for expedition training<br />
  15. 15. Group development day 1<br />
  16. 16. Group development day 2<br />
  17. 17. Group development day 3<br />
  18. 18. Expedition training<br />Mini expedition - taste of expedition life<br />Snowdonia National Park or Central Perthshire<br />Destination and itinerary specific<br />Get to know your group and Expedition Leader<br />Navigation, camp craft & food preparation<br />Safety, security & first aid<br />Fundraising abseil<br />
  19. 19. Expedition training<br />
  20. 20. Expedition training<br />
  21. 21. Expedition training<br />
  22. 22. Sponsored abseil opportunity<br />
  23. 23. The expedition<br />A life changing experience<br />See places you have never seen before<br />Take part in a trek<br />Work on an environmental project <br />Learn new skills<br />Work as a team <br />Benefits for the future<br />You will enhance your CV and make your UCAS application stand out from the crowd, improving your chances of securing a place at university or getting the job you want. <br />The perfect introduction to GAP year travel or future work overseas. <br />Develop and use your entrepreneurial skills to raise the money to fund your expedition.<br />
  24. 24. The expedition<br />
  25. 25. Expedition to Ecuador<br />

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