Vale’s Partnership with Outward Bound Oman Prepares Youth to Join Workforce

Two groups of Vale-sponsored students from North Batinah have successfully completed a four-day experience-based outdoor programme with Outward Bound Oman in Jebel Akhdar.

Planned in collaboration with the Ministry of Education(MoE), the programme bridges the worlds of education and work by providing students with the opportunity to develop essential skill sets that will support their transition into the workforce.

The journey of self-discovery was designed to enhance participants’ self-confidence and leadership, teamwork and negotiation skills, in the hopes that these lessons are applied in their professional lives.

Outward Bound Instructor crowned British ultra trail running champion

PENRITH’S Kim Collison won the gruelling Montane Lakeland 50-mile race to be crowned British ultra trail running champion — and then dedicated the success to two late grandparents.

Running for Team 9bar, Kim was one of 549 runners who completed a challenging course and tackled more than 3,000 metres of ascent between Dalemain, near Penrith, and Coniston. This was held alongside the Lakeland 100, which started and finished in Coniston.

OB USA’s Voyageur Outward Bound School receives $100,000 grant

SCE ( has awarded a $100,000 grant to Voyageur Outward Bound School to increase and augment its outdoor learning expeditions.  The funds will allow the organization to triple the number of youth it will serve in its 2014-15 partnership program with Open World Learning Community School and St. Paul Public Schools.  The program will use experiential learning to challenge participants to understand that they are capable of more.