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sam kendall
Sam Kendall
Head of Outdoor Learning

Sam joined BET in 2016 having worked as a Mountaineer and Climbing Instructor for the past decade. Prior to that, Sam followed a Business Management career with the John Lewis Partnership in Strategic Development and Community Engagement, before pursuing a career in Adventure Education. Sam has successfully led numerous expeditions to challenging and remote destinations to Costa Rica, Honduras, Morocco, Tanzania, Borneo and Mongolia to name but a few! Sam studied Physical Geography at Royal Holloway University, with an interest in scientific exploration and adventure.

Sam’s enthusiasm for Learning Outside the Classroom is contributing to the BET vision through developing further opportunities to create a culture of learning beyond the classroom within the curriculum. Sam is also expanding the Outdoor Education programme in pursuits such as climbing, sailing and kayaking throughout the schools. She enjoys teaching others about the environment and motivating individuals to achieve their goals in challenging environments.

An advocate in promoting transferable life skills through transformational leadership and working with a diverse range of individuals in various environments and organisations such as Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and sailing with the Jubilee Sailing Trust.

Sam is an Outdoor Leadership Coach, Accredited Practitioner for Outdoor Learning and a Mountain Leader. Sam is currently an Aspirant International Mountain Leader, one of the highest levels of Outdoor Leadership, qualifying in 2018. Sam is working on National Strategies with the Institute for Outdoor Learning, has sat on Adventure panels with the RGS and IOL, and has also presented at RGS EXPLORE and IOL on Scientific Research and remote expeditions