Off the Track, Onto the Path to Success


Aimed at young people who live within 20 miles of an SWR train station, Off The Track, Onto the Path to Success uses outdoor learning to develop young people's general understanding of risk and specifically address the danger they may put themselves and others in if they stray onto the rail network

Off The Track, Onto the Path to Success is a practical programme with much of the learning taking place through outdoor activity sessions where the learning is immediate and participants can access their understanding of risk in real-time. 


Through an engage, educate, prevent approach Off The Track, Onto the Path to Success is open to groups of young people aged 11-25. 

Across a fully-funded three-day residential programme we will use a combination of outdoor activities and leadership workshops to develop their understanding of risk and empower them to become leaders who can raise awareness around railway safety and deter or inspire others.

How are we going to achieve this?

Experience – Our programme will offer a selection of adventure activities and will engage young people in the programme to bring the learning to life.  

Learn - Our experienced facilitators will deliver a progressive programme with plenty of touchpoints to check and embed understanding. The outdoor adventure sessions will be designed around creating an understanding of perceived risk and actual risk and will include opportunities for all individuals to take on a leadership role to learn more about their own personal development 

Develop – Off the Track, onto the Path to success will include Leadership workshops that will help empower individuals to develop their leadership skills so that they can use their insights to become leaders within their community who can raise awareness within their peers and help deter or inspire others  


Sample Residential Programme

16:00 - 18:00: Arrival & Welcome - Programme introduction

18:00 - 18:30: Dinner 

19:00 - 20:00: Perceived risk vs actual risk

An initial discussion around What is Risk? This session will provide a practical approach to assessing risk. Participants will be asked to assess the risks of everyday life, adventurous activities, and railway safety and discuss their findings including any surprises or comparisons. 

20:00 - 21:00: Outdoor Session 1 - Exploring comfort and stretch

Light pollution means very few people experience darkness. Our location within the New Forest National Park is perfect to test our comfort around darkness. It is also a beautiful place on a clear night to see the stars and create shared memories and experiences 

The right outdoor programme can create a powerful sense of accomplishment, build confidence, and offer tangible positive feelings associated with success.  

Programmes are designed around the needs of each group and will include an appropriate mixture of adventure activities and indoor workshops to engage the group and embed the learning. 

The outcomes may vary for each individual but will enable all individuals to explore new ways of thinking and leadership in a safe environment. 

Programme Dates

Off The Track, Onto the Path to Success will be taking place on the following dates: 

  • 21st-23rd February 2022 
  • 23rd-25th February 2022 
  • 25th-27th February 2022 
  • 11th-13th March 2022 

The closing date for applications is the 31st of January. 

To apply: Applications will be submitted through a Survey Monkey online form which can be accessed here:  


Programmes & funding
Programmes & funding

Find out how our programmes can support the young people you work with and what funding opportunities may be available. 

Learning Outside the Classroom
Learning Outside the Classroom

As a Learning Outside the Classroom badge holder, we provide a platform to outdoor learning and our highly qualified staff provide the support you need to meet and exceed the expectations of your students.

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