The effects of the pandemic will be felt by students up and down the country for many years, to come. It's what schools do next that will really make the difference. Walsall Academy's Jon Clarke believes that getting out into the natural world is the best cure, and embedding expeditions into the school's culture is the key to creating a generation of young people that are resilient and equipped with the tools to tackle life's challenges.
But of course, after much adjusting and adapting post-pandemic, the country finds itself in another a crisis - one centered around the increasing cost-of-living. Outlook Expeditions Managing Director, Simon Adams, recently met up with Jon to chat about the future of school expeditions, and why during a cost-of-living crisis, lowering the bar shouldn't be the answer; "Are we not disadvantaging children more by not offering them the opportunities?"