Film

The Adventure Effect

How vital is adventure? We gave an expert and five young people a unique experience to find out.
 
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Running time

7 minutes

Country / Nationality

United Kingdom

How vital is adventure? We gave an expert and five young people a unique experience to find out. Watch what happened. Over three days, we took adventure away from Alastair Humphreys, a professional adventurer who thrives in the outdoors. Meanwhile, we gave five children an exciting weekend away from home to see what they gained. As a charity, we create unique opportunities for young people to discover the world and their potential in it. Why? Because where you go changes who you become. Learn more about YHA and our project here: www.yha.org.uk/adventureeffect Sources of statistics: Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment Pilot Study: Visits to the Natural Environment by Children, Natural England, 2016 What is the Best Dose of Nature and Green Exercise for Improving Mental Health? A Multi-Study Analysis. Environmental Science & Technology, 2010 OnePoll, 2010 Natural Connections Demonstration Project, 2012 – 2016: Final Report. Natural England commissioned report. The Impact of Residential Adventure Education on Primary School Pupils, 2012