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Like dreaming of amazing adventures in awesome places? Looking for some top tips and nuggets of wisdom to impress your friends? Little bit curious about what the good folk of Outlook are up to or maybe wondering what’s going on around the world…? So why wait! Our blog lets you jump on into the world of OUtlook expeditions and beyond!

Morwenna's Tanzania Blog - June

- Jun 14, 2019

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Read about how Morwenna got on at her UK training weekend as she goes into the final preparation stages of her expedition to Tanzania. Only a few more weeks to go!

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Break The Chains

- May 29, 2019

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Francesca Gallone is a Regional Programme Manager for Outlook Expeditions, supporting our northern schools throughout the expedition programme. Following a recent trip to Nepal and the current discussions in the media concerning animal tourism, she wanted to share her thoughts on the controversial industry and what can be done to make a real difference.

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17 Global Goals

- May 16, 2019

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In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. The main aims are to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. Guided by the goals, it is now up to all of us, governments, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future for everyone. Here, Outlook Expeditions Managing Director, Simon Adams, talks about what the goals mean to us and what we - and our expedition participants - are doing to help.

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Bee Inspired

- May 13, 2019

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One of the most useful pieces of advice for students who are fundraising for their expeditions is to think about how you could make money from what you enjoy doing and what you’re good at. This is exactly what Lucie Hanson, from Stockport Grammar School did to raise funds for her expedition to Madagascar this June. Lucie used her GCSE artwork as the basis for setting up a small business selling framed pictures that were both decorative and inspiring. Read Lucie's own account of how she managed to raise over half the full expedition cost from the profits.

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Real Life Monopoly

- Apr 03, 2019

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Fundraising is an important part of the expedition experience as it involves goal setting, creative thinking, planning, self-motivation and problem solving. All useful skills for future academic or career endeavours. The possibilities are endless and in recent years there’s been a shift to more innovative, creative ways of fundraising. Some entrepreneurial students even set up small business enterprises that generate income over and above what they could earn by the hour or through traditional sponsorship methods. One such student – Phoebe – has come up with a fantastically original idea to generate funds for her expedition whilst also helping her local community. We call that a win-win! Read on to find out more…

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Going for Gold with DofE

- Mar 28, 2019

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Kathryn Lloyd is a member of our dedicated School Support Team, whose role is to support teachers, parents and students through their expedition journeys. On hand to help with every question, they offer support and advice and process all the paperwork so that our participants are ready to travel. A previous expedition participant and general lover of adventure and the outdoors, Kathryn writes about her experiences with the Duke of Edinburgh Awards

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Balanced for Better

- Mar 08, 2019

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The campaign theme for Internation Women's Day - “Better the balance, better the world” - is about spreading the message that a balanced world is a better world. We couldn't agree more! In celebration of IWD, we spoke to three of our amazing female leaders about their experiences of gender balance in what traditionally is a male dominated industry, what challenges they’ve faced along the way and what advice they would give to other women considering it as a career path. Read on to be truly inspired…

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Character Education

- Feb 08, 2019

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Speaking at the Church of England Educational Leadership Conference yesterday (7th Feb 2019), Education Secretary Damian Hinds outlined a proposal to revive the 'character education' agenda. This is a subject that isn't just close to our hearts, it's ingrained in our DNA. Read on to find out more...

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Box to Bus to Bookshelf

- Jan 30, 2019

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Kathryn Lloyd is a member of our dedicated School Support Team, whose role is to support teachers, parents and students through their expedition journeys. On hand to help with every question, they offer support and advice and get participants ready to travel. Through chatting to our expedition community, they also hear some amazing and inspirational real- life stories; about fundraising achievements, teachers going above and beyond and tales of amazing personal challenges, overcome through the expedition process. Kathryn (an ex-expeditioner herself), will be sharing some of them them here on the Blog. Read on to be inspired.

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Palm Oil - Good, Bad, Ugly

- Jan 03, 2019

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Francesca Gallone is a Regional Programme Manager for Outlook Expeditions, supporting our northern schools throughout the expedition programme. A passionate environmentalist and avid traveller, Francesca takes a keen interest in topics that affect our natural world – particularly in destinations that our teams travel to. Here she writes about her research into the palm oil industry.

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