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  • Free range teenagers: the role of wild adventure space in young people's lives.

    Author(s) : Thompson, C. W.Roe, J.Travlou, P.

    Author Affiliation : OPENspace Research Centre, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF, UK.

    Author Email : j.roe@eca.ac.ukp.travlou@eca.ac.uk

    Miscellaneous : Countryside Recreation 2007 Vol.15 No.3 pp.12-15 ref.4

    Abstract : This paper presents the findings of a study that investigated the proposition that 'wild adventure space' can play an important role in meeting the developmental needs of young people across EnglandenglandSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    . The evidence from recent literature was reviewed, and five focus group discussions were held across England. The findings support the notion that "free range teenagers" (free to access adventurous and fun activities in an unstructured or structured manner across a wide variety of places) promotes physical and mental well-being in teenagers and confers benefits directly to society. Barriers to young people's access to wild adventure space are also briefly highlighted.

    ISSN : 0968-459x

    URL : http://www.countrysiderecreation.org.uk

    Record Number : 20073292207

    Publisher : Countryside Recreation Network, Sheffield Hallam University

    Location of publication : Sheffield

    Country of publication : UK

    Language of text : English

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    Identifier(s) : Britain, teenagers, United Kingdom

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