“The Unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry”

“The further you travel from what you know, the closer you’ll be to an understanding of yourself.” Rachel Joyce – The Unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry’. The film, from the book of the same name by Rachel Joyce, follows a thoughtful story on an unlikely 600 walk up the centre of Britain. It covers mind, […]

Life is fraught with danger.

 Life is fraught with danger. School playgrounds should be too The primary school encouraging children to play with saws and bricks deserves applause – shielding kids from risk helps no one   Risk is a part of life, and schools are very much in the business of preparing children for life – not just as […]

Campaign for Adventure moves forward..

Recent progressions for CfA – but a huge gap still exists… The intention of Campaign for Adventure to ensure a balanced attitude to risk and adventure continues. The CfA lobby towards a more adventurous approach to life – ensuring that, from an early age, management of risks and the benefits of new experiences are properly embedded […]

BBC Newsnight – Lost Words = Lost Childhood

In BBC Newsnight Robert Macfarlane explains lost words and childhood because children do not spend enough time outdoors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a7cjq_N3dE Through 'Everyone dies, but not everyone really lives' we are introduced to the difference between average life and amazing life. Two questions here are: (a.) What might be amazing in a life?  and (b.) What will […]

Update: Adventure Professionals again on the agenda

 UPDATE: At their meeting on 7th December, 2017, HSE agreed to further investigate the feeling for change to the AALA delivery structure. Between now and Spring, 2018 there will be a series of opportunities for feedback to HSE on what might best deliver the right balance of opportunity, breadth, quality and cost when reassuring stakeholders […]

Amanda Spielman – Telegraph

Children denied chance to develop 'resilience and grit' by too strict health and safety rules, warns Ofsted chief – from The Telegraph – Ms Spielman, who took over as chief inspector in March, said children must stop being forced to wear hi-vis jackets on school trips “like troupes of mini-construction workers minus the hard hats”. […]

Thank You All

Thank you all who gave us feedback – thanks for what we have done, thoughts on what we might do and advice on what we need to be doing. This has informed the next phase of our progression. You like our public promotion of adventure, our challenge of the over-safe and our continuing push-back of […]

Have we made a difference?

 Have we made a difference? What else should we be doing? We would like to know. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8789014.stm This BBC news story from 2010 gave some insight into where we were just seven years ago. We at Campaign for Adventure would like to know if you think anything has changed, if it has changed enough and […]

Its not just YES! Its NCS-YES!

Its not just YES!  Its NCS-YES!  The House of Commons had its most inclusive and positive debate in some years yesterday as they debated and amplified the all party support for the National Citizen Service – NCS. The debate aimed to confirm the NCS as a fully chartered institution, raising it from its current trust […]

British Team First

UK Army Reserve team will be the first ever British team to do a full, unsupported Antarctic crossing, something only six people have ever managed. The SPEAR17 expedition has now reached its zenith and is moving down again to the Ross Ice Shelf. Although right now forced to dig in due to -40 temps and […]