BBC Magazine–Kurt Hahn: The man who taught Philip to think

“There is more in you than you think” was the motto Kurt Hahn used during his long and active life.

A German Jew who opposed and fled the Nazis and mentored the Duke of Edinburgh, his influence on education is all around, even if his name is not.

Hahn was instrumental in setting up the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, which has introduced millions of 14 to 24-year-olds to outdoor adventure and community service.
He established Gordounstoun, the Scottish private school that has educated several members of the Royal Family, and inspired the creation of dozens more schools around the world. He co-founded the Outward Bound Trust, whose courses more than one million people have taken.

Nine Lessons from former OB instructor & Samuel Adams founder

Nine lessons from Jim Koch of Sam Adams

[T]he Cincinnati native had [shares] the wisdom he’s gained during the 32 years since he first brewed Sam Adams Boston Lager in his kitchen. 

Lesson one:

1. Strive to be happy, not rich. “If you’re going to start a business, the chances that it’s going to make you fabulously wealthy or even really wealthy or even generally garden-variety rich are really pretty small,” he said. “Start a business that you think will make you happy.”

Former Aberdovey Outward Bound Centre Instructor Awarded Royal Victorian Medal

Dugald Cameron, who worked tirelessly at the Aberdovey Outward Bound Centre for more than three and a half decades, has been awarded a silver Royal Victorian Medal for his long service to his community.
A modest Mr Cameron, 64, retired from the outdoor activity centre last August. He had been with the organisation for more than 37 years, half of the time the Outward Bound Trust has been operational.

75 years of Outward Bound Trust

Martin Davidson reflects on this year’s key projects and achievements, including its work with young carers.

As the foremost outdoor experiential educator in the UK, many people are aware that the Outward Bound Trust has been working to develop character and resilience in young Scots for many years. As we approach the New Year and our 75th anniversary, this is a great moment to consider some of our pioneering initiatives and to think about what we can offer young people in the future.