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Outdoor and Adventurous Activities - risks, percieved and actual

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Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Situation 1 1. How would the children be feeling as the day progresses? At the beginning of the day my guess would be that the children would be feeling fairly anxious or nervous at the fact at what they were about to experience, but they would find comfort in the fact that their teacher is experienced in hiking and they will also be feeling excited. As the day progresses they will grow in confidence in both their hiking and knowing their surroundings, I think that their anxiety and nervousness will have dissolved and by the end of the day they will have full confidence that they can hike the walk again, knowing they'd be safe. 2. Would their pre-trip preparations have increased or decreased their feelings of fear, danger and apprehension? In my opinion the group's pre-trip preparations could have both increased or decreased their fear or apprehension. ...read more.

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6. Why would schools think it a good idea to include such an experience as part of a child's curriculum? The school would think to include outdoor and adventurous activities in their curriculum for a number of reasons, one of the main ones would be the fact that the child's experience in the outdoor environment will increase, it will improve confidence in other outdoor activities if they choose to participate in them, it also encourages participation in further outdoor activities. Furthermore, it improves the child's social skills with their classmates, as well as the new experience to learning in a classroom or a hall. Situation 2 1. What risks is the climber taking? The risks are monumental in this kind of situation, although the climber is experienced he is climbing solo without the help or assistance of anyone, which means it, increases the actual risk of him not being able to recover from an injury. ...read more.

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5. What elements of real danger are present? There are many elements of danger present in this situation, such as: - Ropes breaking/snapping - Rock/Ice falling away - Faulty safety equipment - Lack of oxygen - Hence, suffocation, failure of heart, muscles/organs - Hypothermia - Pneumonia 6. Why has this highly experienced and knowledgeable performer decided to undertake this challenge? This performer could have decided to undertake this challenge for a number of reasons; one could be the fact that he wants to get away and spend some time just climbing. He may want to break a record or his own personal record of how high he can climb and how quick. He may want to move onto a bigger and better challenge. He may have many doubters so he is setting out to do this challenge to prove them wrong and he can complete this climb. ?? ?? ?? ?? Luke Rodgers 12SD Mr. Hannaford 22/09/10 ...read more.

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