Outward Bound

Brains and brawn on show at the Outward Bound Adventure Race

Team Operation Breakthrough won the 15km challenge in three hours and 26 minutes. Photo: Nora Tam

In teams of four, with names like the HK Sea Cucumbers, YOLO, and Desperate Housewives, they ran, swam, kayaked, and answered quick-fire questions along the 15 to 19.5 kilometre trails across Hong Kong Island to Stanley.

Monday, 11 March, 2013, 5:18am

Adventure camp back after parent pressure

An English Schools Foundation primary school has bowed to parent pressure and reinstated an Outward Bound adventure camp for 120 pupils after trying to replace it with a four-day trip to Shenzhen.

Parents of nine and 10-year-olds at Clearwater Bay School bombarded principal David Fitzgerald with e-mails after learning of the plan to send their children to the border city.

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

ESF school cancels trip to Shenzhen after complaints

An English Schools Foundation primary school said yesterday it had cancelled a four-day field trip to Shenzhen for 120 children after a flood of complaints from parents.

Parents of the nine- and 10-year-olds at Clearwater Bay School bombarded principal David Fitzgerald with e-mails after learning of the plan to send their children to the border city.

13 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Camping 'too tough for children'

Outward Bound's adventure camps, in which children stay in tents overnight and hike across the New Territories, are too tough for nine- and 10-year-olds, parents at Clearwater Bay School have been told.

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

ESF parents revolt over proposed Shenzhen trip

An English Schools Foundation primary school is facing a revolt by parents angry and worried about plans to send 120 of their children on a four-day field trip to Shenzhen.

The nine- and 10-year-olds at Clearwater Bay School had expected to go on an Outward Bound adventure course in Sai Kung for their final year's school camp in November as other pupils have for years.

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Exploring the great outdoors

What better way for children to discover, learn and grow than for them to head out into the great outdoors? Hong Kong's countryside offers fresh air, spectacular scenery and opportunities for young learners to have fun and develop the essential skills and curiosity needed to succeed in the challenging - and often crowded - classrooms they spend most of their days in.

27 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Getting to grips with the great outdoors

The Manchester Business School (MBS) stays true to its Manchester Method of 'learning by doing' with its Outward Bound programme, which allows new students the opportunity to bond before the semester begins.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Extreme sports race for charity

This year's Outward Bound Adventure Race offers an opportunity for extreme sports lovers to get an adrenaline rush and contribute to a worthy cause at the same time.

Organised by Outward Bound Hong Kong (OBHK), the popular yet physically-demanding event is now in its seventh year.

The 2008 race will be held on March 9 and is sponsored by finance company CLSA.

8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Taking leap of faith is all part of programme's philosophy

The courage to overcome fears, gain the trust of the people who support you and the leadership to bring people with different backgrounds together are all essential qualities of a successful manager.

11 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Get ready to sell the Outward Bound experience

If your black book is full of caring companies with deep pockets, this non-profit organisation needs your help.

Outward Bound Hong Kong was established in 1970 as a non-governmental organisation focusing on providing the Hong Kong community with experiences that allow them to explore their potential.

9 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Week of learning outside the classroom

Form One to Four students at St Paul's Co-educational College will leave their classrooms behind for a week in November and go on character-building study trips.

The 'outing week' will feature lively lectures and educational tours.

6 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Surprise challenges in store for teenagers

With more than 150 volunteers and qualified staff in support, the 2005 Outward Bound Youth Adventure race next month promises to be one of the most well-organised events of its kind.

23 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Corporations put their skills to the test

Boundabout 2004, an annual fund-raising event organised by Outward Bound Hong Kong, attracted more than 500 people who competed in a series of physically and mentally challenging games.

A total of 42 teams from 40 leading organisations and companies took part in the event, which was held last Sunday at the Joint Sports Centre in Kowloon Tong.

9 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

From the office to the outdoors

What brought you to the Outward Bound programmes in the first place?

7 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Outward Bound sets sail on new training yacht

Outward Bound Hong Kong has a new training boat to replace the retired Ji-Fung.

21 Jun 2004 - 12:00am