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Phil Avery Quoted in Royal Geographical Society – Explore 2017

11/09/2017

Bohunt Education Trust’s Director of Education, Phil Avery, is quoted in the Royal Geographical Society’s Explore 2017 looking at the value of field work as an important component of exploration:

“The 2015 Peter Smith Memorial Lecture – which opens Explore – featured an inspiring group of 15 and 16 year olds from Bohunt School in Liphook, Hampshire. Following a very successful, three-week expedition to Greenland, the students argued that all of us need to do more to encourage and enable young people to go on educational expeditions. The rationale went far beyond simply enjoyment and adventure (thank goodness, as Shackleton defines adventure as ‘just bad planning’); they spoke of the development of skills, attitudes, ambition, knowledge and, most crucial of all, self-confidence.”

Read the full article on the Royal Geographical Society website here.