Introduction to Activities Week

Education Scotland stipulates the journey through education must include opportunities for a series of planned, quality outdoor learning experiences. As a school we have a creative and coherent ‘Outdoor Learning Strategy’ and Activities Week is an integral part of this.


Pupils will rotate around 5 different days in their House groups. Some of the activities pupils will experience are Multi Sports, a visit to Jump In and Cocoa Ooze.

S2 Residential Excursion

S2 Activities Week will see all pupils offered a fantastic opportunity with Active Outdoor Pursuits, one of the leading providers of outdoor activities in Scotland. There will be three sites all within the Speyside area (Aviemore, Loch Morlich & Craigower) and pupils will take part in adventure activities which will look to promote a Growth Mindset when they face challenges.

To give you an idea of the types of activities pupils experience, you can view last year’s residential trips on Twitter #CAGlenmore19, #CALochMorlich19, #CACraigower19

Any S2/3 pupils who do not wish to participate on residential experiences will take part in daily activities in and around the local area.

S3 Residential Excursion

In S3 pupils are offered the option of four very different and exciting excursions away during the course of Activities Week.

For examples of trips from last year, go to #CANormandy19, #CALondon19, #CAOpalCoast19, and #CAAmsterdam19 on Twitter.

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh is integrated into our S3 Activities Week programme and pupils will learn all about the award, undertake the required training and participate in their practice overnight expedition. The qualifier expedition will take place in September 2019.