Curriculum for Excellence Fact File: Outdoor Education

Current Outdoor Learning activities:

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award – we currently have around 75 Bronze and 50 Silver participants involved in school groups as well as a number of pupils involved in open award groups.
  • John Muir Award – pupils in S2 are given the opportunity to participate in the Discovery level as part of the S2 IDL programme.
  • Bike Club – takes place on Mondays after school. See Mr Davenport for more details.
  • Eco Group – We also have links with a number of partner agencies who deliver outdoor programmes to small groups of pupils. These include The Green Team and Bridge8.
  • Dounans – you can now find attached a presentation and clothing & equipment list available to download. There is a full itineary available along with a preparation letter specifying instructions of what to do on the day of depature.

Coming soon:
We are currently in the process of developing an area of the school grounds as an ‘outdoor classroom’ to enhance the learning environment and opportunities. More details to follow as the project develops.

An exciting day as work gets under way with some of our DofE volunteers clearing what will become one of our outdoor seating areas. See photos below, click to enlarge:

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