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Compile a detailed report based on two outdoor adventure activities, one land-based and one water-based

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Assignment 1 I have compiled a detailed report based on two outdoor adventure activities, one land-based and one water-based. Within the report I have looked at a number of aspects: * What is meant by outdoor adventure activities and those that are available within the UK and in my local area * The benefits of the two activities and; * The participants involved within it * The role of national governing bodies and regulatory bodies in outdoor adventure activities What are Outdoor Adventure Activities (OAA's)? Outdoor adventure activities can be categorised into 3 main areas (only 2 of which I will look into further): * Water based activities (such as windsurfing and sailing) * Land based activities (such as skiing and caving) * Air based activities (parachuting and hand gliding) - these activities will generally be too expensive for us to participate in during school. Benefits Table ACTIVITY COST AVALIABILITY ENJOYMENT SAFETY TIME C.A. H.A. Rock Climbing 5 5 3 3 3 2 4 Wind Surfing 2 4 4 4 2 3 2 Gliding 1 2 5 2 2 5 1 Micro Lighting 1 3 5 2 2 5 1 Parachuting 1 3 4 1 3 4 2 Snowboarding 3 4 3 5 2 4 4 Canoeing 4 3 2 2 4 2 4 Fishing 3 5 1 5 2 1 5 Archery 3 5 3 2 4 3 4 The table above briefly analyses some of the possible benefits and drawbacks of a selection of outdoor adventure activities. ...read more.

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* Provide guidance and information for young participants and parents * Co-ordinate and run a programme of youth events * Support and train a network of areas youth volunteers and leaders with guidance for running events, junior clubs and youth programmes including awareness about child protection and equal opportunities * Co-ordinate and run training, youth and excellence programmes * Promote equal opportunities and inclusion in all specialist programmes and activities and raise awareness about and the needs of particular groups. * Protect and promote the heritage of climbing, hill walking and mountaineering Windsurfing is an activity which generally is quite difficult for people to take part in, because of limited areas to do it in, the expense of the equipment required and also the difficulty of the activity itself. However, as I explained earlier the sport has a number of benefits that still manage to attract people to the sport. According to the RYA people as young as 10 regularly take part in windsurfing and belong to clubs situated all round the UK. A good example of this is at 'The Medway Outdoor Education Centre', where we went to ask a few questions about what they have to offer! The majority of their customers are upper primary school children (aged 9-11), and other groups such as the cubs and guides. ...read more.

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As such, the Association: * Protects the right and freedoms of its members, both individuals and organisations. * Represents their interests and those of the wide yachting public to international, national and local organisations and government, * Provides advice, services and information, * Encourages participation * Raises standards of proficiency and safety * Establishes and administers training programmes * Promotes and publicises all aspects of yachting for the greater enjoyment of its members and all participants. The RYA works in close co-operation with the British Marine Industries Federation on a wide variety of issues. Many of these joint initiatives have, as their objective, the expansion of boating under sail or power, to which the RYA is dedicated. The RYA acts as the Secretariat for the European Boating Association who deals with Brussels on European Union matters and is a member of the European Union Sailing Association for EU racing matters. (www.rya.org.uk) There are also a few regulatory bodies which are involved in both Rock Climbing and Windsurfing: The Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) The AALA inspects activity centres and other activity providers on behave of the Department of Education and Skills (DfES). If the licensing authority is satisfied that the provider complies with nationally accepted standards of good practice they issue a license. (NEXT PAGE - The AALA regulations 1996, public Information Sheet) The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) HSE's job is to help the Health and Safety Commission ensure that risks to people's health and safety from work activities are properly controlled. ...read more.

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