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Gap years — not just for the teenagers

If you would like to take a year out before starting university, or feel that your career needs a change of direction, many Christian organisations now offer short-term opportunities to people of all ages. Rebecca Paveley looks at what is on offer, at home and abroad

Adventure Plus

On offer: A UK-based, year-long leadership course in outdoor adventure and education, it trains people to coach activities such as kayaking, power boating, and fencing. It also offers Christian discipleship and leadership training.

Which means: Anything from coaching youngsters in outdoor sports to cleaning minibuses and checking equipment.

When: ...

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Archbishop’s XI win the day in nail-biting style #cricketforfriendship https://t.co/lF12kfOh2U

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'I am not an experienced mountaineer but I am fit enough to keep plodding on and have the grit to make it happen' https://t.co/skRqc8HFP2