Reflections on culture

Why outdoor education? Outdoor education is a term that often refers to a form of learning that takes place outside of a traditional classroom setting. It can involve (but not limited to) activities such as hiking, camping, canoeing, high ropes courses. and other outdoor adventures or activities that help people to learn about themselves and the natural world around them. But why is outdoor education so important? One reason is that it provides a unique and powerful...

Why School Camps are Important in Australia. Most parents and educators would agree that School camps are a time-honored tradition in Australia, and for good reason. Most adults in this generation would have been on a school camp at some stage during their schooling years. Research shows that these experiences have a profound impact on students, offering a range of benefits that extend far beyond the classroom. At QCCC, we believe that experiences and life skills...

QCCC’s work with several Aboriginal groups has given us a deeper understanding of the ancient ways of our continent. Our Aboriginal brethren are this country’s original Outdoor Education – their entire survival depended upon passing on the wisdom vital to the stewardship of their natural environment. In the words of one of them – “this country is literally connected by ancient stories (songs actually) that were essential for effective and respectful travel.”...

Recently I heard a talk by someone celebrating the faithfulness of an orphan mission in Central Africa, totally reliant on donations and therefore operating “on faith”. The talk was of the numerous close calls, near misses, miraculous intervention and “God always coming through and rewarding the faith of the place”....