Schools and Academies may decide that they wish to gain recognition for their commitment to the use of adventure learning. Such recognition is gained through the Accreditation Process which incorporates safety and quality assurance.
Accreditation may be useful in marketing activities or in creating a structure and standard for the delivery of adventure learning. It may also be helpful in giving focus to the training and development of those who are new to adventure learning.
Adventure Learning Schools Accreditation is a non-statutory process leading to the award of Adventure Learning School Status. Accreditation visits are undertaken by members of the Adventure Learning Schools Team under the leadership of Professor David Hopkins.
Schools and Academies which are aspirant members of the Adventure Learning Schools initiative can register their wish to become an accredited Adventure Learning School at any time. The outcomes of the Accreditation Process are that a school receives ALS status or is considered to be not yet ready.
Accreditation considers evidence of embracing the ethos, philosophy and practice of an Adventure Learning School and then requires a demonstration of the quality of provision of adventure activities
But if adventure has a final and all embracing motive it is surely this: We go out because it is in our nature to go out, to climb mountains and to sail the seas, to fly to the planets and plunge into depths of the oceans. By doing these things we make touch with something outside or behind, which strangely seems to approve our doing them. We extend our horizon, we expand our being, we revel in the mastery of ourselves which gives an impression, mainly illusory, that we are masters of the World. In a word, we are men and when man ceases to do these things, he is no longer man.