Wednesday, 20 March 2019


Outward Bound scholarships available

The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs has scholarships available for their Mind Body Soul Outward Bound course.

Thames Coromandel District Council mayor, Sandra Goudie would like to nominate some residents in the Thames Coromandel District aged between 16 -18 years who would benefit from this opportunity to spend 21 days developing themselves and their skill base.

The Mind Body Soul course can help you achieve your goal, whether that’s going to university or polytech, taking on a leadership role at school or simply making new friends. You’ll leave this 21 day adventure fitter and stronger, with new social skills and more confidence in group situations.

This action-packed adventure will reveal your true strengths and you’ll spend time with instructors who will teach you how to apply these skills to everyday life.

The course organisers say participants will gain a real sense of independence and a new positive mind-set and be open to whatever challenge comes their way.

There are two upcoming courses:

  • 2 July - 22 July 2018
  • 23 September - 13 October 2018.

Please send your interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Travel to the course (Anakiwa in Marlborough) is not covered by the scholarship, therefore the nominee will be required to undertake some fundraising and must pass a medical check.



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