The 九点彩票下载 is very proud of its own campus dedicated to Outdoor Education, Lakeside Campus. 离城市很近的地方, Lakeside was opened in 2016 and boasts 50 acres of natural space. It is the only university owned, outdoor education and contemporary sports facility, in the UK. How can outdoor activities benefit individuals mentally and physically? Jon Hunt, Outdoor Sports Duty Supervisor, Advanced First Aid Trainer and Assessor and current Outdoor Education MA 一个学生和康纳·艾伦 小学及户外教育(荣誉)学士 fill us in:

Lakeside Campus is a beautiful and unique environment where individuals and groups can come to take part in Outdoor Adventurous activities for recreational and educational purposes. Whether that be on (or in) one of our beautiful blue lakes, 或者探索九点彩票下载的林地, 九点彩票下载为各种各样的游客提供各种各样的体验. So, why take part?

湖滨校区的湖景. The sun is setting and some orange flowers are  in close up in the foreground of the picture

In 2007年,米利根和彬格莱 found a link between green spaces and the improved mental well-being of individuals. In 2013, Richardson et al also discovered a link between green spaces and the development of individuals mentally, 社会和身体. In their study of 8157 respondents in New Zealand “the greenest neighbourhoods had the lowest risks of poor mental health.”

In a society increasingly dependent on technology re-connecting with natural environments can be extremely beneficial. At Lakeside, through green-enriched activities such as shelter building, 生火和画树, participants can find a connection to nature which they may have lacked in a classroom or home environment.


A child is holding a cup during a bushcraft activity at Lakeside Campus

The visitors to Lakeside Campus are varied in their nature and objectives. 九点彩票下载有商业客户, schools, colleges, youth groups, social enterprise, charities, sports clubs and of course students from across the university. Many of our outdoor activities can improve trust in others. Ardoin et al, (2017) found that improved trust is one of the main outcomes that adventure activities are based on. For groups to work productively together they must have a level of confidence in other team members.

瑞典有一种说法, Det finns inget dåligt väder, bara dåliga kläder”, which translates as “There is no such thing as bad weather, 只是穿错了衣服。”. This is very much a sentiment that we embrace at Lakeside, where the weather is an integral part of the experience. Completing activities in the wind, rain and snow can result in improved resilience. Things like lighting a fire in bushcraft or navigating the lake can encourage adaptability and hone new skills.

Some of the activities we currently facilitate are listed below but we have big plans for the future, such as increasing the space left to natural development, 改善室内教学空间, further collaboration with local organisations and further accreditation with governing bodies.





  • Paddlesports (canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding)
  • Raft building
  • Archery
  • Open water swimming
  • Ropes course
  • Zip wire
  • Orienteering
  • Bushcraft & Forest School
  • Team challenge
  • Events
  • Training courses in first aid, lifeguarding, powerboating & paddlesport

这些活动中的许多都有助于团队建设, 增加自信和健康, allowing individuals to learn new skills and creating a relationship with the natural world therefore reducing stress levels.

有关 Lakeside Campus, outdoor activities and team building please contact us on (01905) 622223, or visit our webpage. 湖滨校区开始了 FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Our 户外教育领导与管理理学学士(荣誉) and 小学及户外教育(荣誉)学士 courses can offer educational opportunities in these areas.



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