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“When We’re Outside the Classroom, We Get to See the OTHER Things Kids are Good At”
November 11, 2016
This charming, cheering video — and plea for outdoor adventures for kids — comes from Alastair Humphreys, who describes himself this way:
I’m a British Adventurer and author. I spent years tackling big adventures such as cycling 46,000 miles round the world, rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, or walking across India. But a few years ago I took to a very different path. I realised that many people loved the idea of adventure, but very few felt able to live as adventurously as they would like. There are many individual reasons for this, but the general issue was a lack of time, money, expertise, or the simple fact of urban living. I began trying to show that you do not need to run across a desert to have an adventure, and that squeezing small doses of adventure (I call them Microadventures) into our busy 21st Century lives is far better than doing nothing at all. I have been trying to break down the perceived barriers, showing that the things people worry about are usually surmountable and that the rewards of seeking out adventure are huge.