Scott realised the educational value of the early courses run at Brathay Hall and soon, in consultation with leading industrial firms, launched an extended version.

Canoeing on Windermere

The Four-Week Courses became the foundation of our work for the next 25 years.

Unlike The Outward Bound Trust, which was also fulfilling an important need, we concentrated on a broad range of activities; mountain walks, water activities, sketching, theatre and science-based activities; believing that, through such activities, we had a greater chance of bringing out the latent talents of young people. Industry supported these courses because they saw it as part of their role to contribute to the all-round development of young people.

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