Sophie Randles, Director of Livingston James is delighted to be appointed a Scottish Council Member for The Outward Bound Trust; an educational charity that inspires young people to believe they can achieve more than they ever thought possible.
At Outward Bound, they challenge young people to never give up, to change their perspective and to learn the most important lesson they could ever have: to believe in themselves. The charity offers a range of different courses targeted at schools, colleges, or youth groups; summer adventures; and customised outdoor learning programmes for apprentices and graduates. These experiences are life changing for young people, they encourage them to take on adventures, overcome challenges and develop confidence and self-belief.
The charity has six UK residential centres all located in areas of outstanding natural beauty. The Scottish centre, Outward Bound Loch Eil, is perfectly located in the Scottish Highlands and offers endless opportunities for adventure. The centre provides learning and adventure activities tailored to the needs of the group’s programme. The skill of their instructors means no two adventures are the same at Loch Eil, but you can be sure that every participant will have their own unique journey and learn that they are #morethanyouthink.
Sophie expressed, “I believe that everyone should be given an opportunity to realise their potential and I am passionate about helping young people believe they can achieve greatness”. She looks forward to getting involved and supporting this amazing charity.
Sophie also sits on the Glasgow Wooden Spoon Committee; a charity dedicated to supporting disadvantaged children and hopes that her network and desire to make a difference will continue to benefit both.