ILF Pilot Courses for 'forgotten middle' children

A look at the design, delivery and impact of Inspiring Learning Foundation's latest pilot programme.

This article in afPE's Physical Education Matters looks at the Inspiring Learning Foundation's project on 'forgotten middle' children.

The Inspiring Learning Foundation (ILF) commissioned the delivery and evaluation of a bespoke outdoor adventure (OA) residential programme specifically designed to build children's resilience and self-confidence. The ILF is passionate about OA and the role this can have in transforming the lives of young people.
The project focused on Year 9 pupils who were identified by teachers as middle to low achievers with reduced confidence and self-esteem, reduced opportunities to build social and cultural capital, and a fixed mindset relating to their achievement...

About Physical Education Matters

Physical Education Matters is published by the Association for Physical Education (afPE), and the journal is one of the key benefits of afPE membership. The journal aims to inspire, educate and entertain members by sharing information, research and practice from all those involved in physical education and school sport including policy makers, primary and secondary teachers, lecturers, advisers, consultants, coaches and students across the United Kingdom and beyond.

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by Dr Emma Whewell, Associate Professor, Learning & Teaching at University of Northampton and Dr John Allan, Head of Learning & Impact at Inspiring Learning