The Alpkit Foundation is pleased to support Path Hill Outdoors. They are a not-for-profit company, offering innovative educational and therapeutic programmes, working alongside the charities Teenage Wilderness and 2Wild. Path Hill Outdoors aims to develop all aspects of an individual’s character. Concentrating on students wellbeing supports behaviour change, and in turn improves educational attainment. They aim for their students to become well-rounded and mature, able to engage with learning and succeed in society.
In Path Hill Outdoors latest project, they would like to take 4 educationally disengaged students on a weeks long canoe and survival trip to Stora Le, Sweden. The students will need to be prepared to canoe long distances, set up camp, cook, and work together each day in order to complete and achieve tasks. They will therefore complete courses in canoeing, bushcraft and survival training in the months leading up to the trip.
Abbi, from Path Hill Outdoors, explains why the project is taking place. “We are doing this project because we feel it will be life changing for these students. They have had very disadvantaged lives so far and have huge problems with education. Most of these students have been through the care system, and have attended many different schools. We feel that this alternative type of education re-engages individuals with learning, and gives them a positive outlook. The skills that they will learn throughout the project will be invaluable to them. However, we are unfortunately struggling to provide students with the correct kit. Some of the students come from very poor families, so are unable to help in providing their own equipment.”
The Alpkit Foundation is helping to provide shelter and equipment for the trip.