Outward Bound 2019
Proud Sponsors of Outward Bound since 2007
Outward Bound is a non-profit organisation which helps New Zealanders reach their full potential through challenge in the outdoors. Their classrooms are the mountains, bush and waterways of the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Find out more at outwardbound.co.nz
Since 2007, NZRPG have awarded 42 local young people full paid scholarships to attend a 3-week course at Outward Bound.
We strongly believe in the philosophy behind Outward Bound and have seen how it develops students into young leaders. Each year, we ask the students returning from the course to come into the office and tell us what they gained from the experience. Without fail, many of them tell us that they have gained school leader positions such as head boy, head girl and prefect. They all tell us that Outward Bound directly contributed to them securing these leadership positions, utilising the confidence, resilience and cooperation they learnt on the course. In fact, Outward Bound boasts that 1 in 3 of their alumni go on to gain leadership positions.
In 2019, we ramped up our sponsorship by awarding 10 local high school students a full paid scholarship: Seven students from Massey High School, one from Waitakere College, one from Rutherford College and one from Kelston Boys’ High School. We were blown away when every single student who returned from the course had gained a leadership position at their school.
We look forward to continuing our support of Outward Bound for many years to come.