THE Government's proposal to offer all 16-year-olds an outdoor development experience at last gives effect to a well-argued recommendation in Lord Hunt's report, In Search of Adventure (1986).
In expanding provision it will be essential to apply some benchmarks of quality, such as the national standards developed by leading practitioners for underpinning National Vocational Qualifications in activity leadership and outdoor education, development training and recreation.
Now is the time to train many more people to be able to enhance personal and social development through the outdoors by a process that shows learning can be fun.
Dr K B Everard
2 Fern Grove
Welwyn Garden City
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