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.
2023 saw a return to a full S1-S3 Activites Week programme – the first time we have been able to have such a week post-pandemic.
S1 pupils undertook a series of local activities, including clay craft, jewellery making, woodwork, soap making, climbing wall and more.
Almost all of S2 went to Shrewsbury in Shropshire for a week of adventurous activities at PGL Boreatton Park. While there, pupils experienced thrilling sports such as canoeing, abseiling and archery; developed their collaborative skills as they built shelters in the woods; and enjoyed a range of social activities in the evening.
S3 pupils had the opportunity to choose from a range of residential trips. The Manchester trip included a tour of Old Trafford, and trips to Chester Zoo and Alton Towers; London visitors experienced Madame Tussad’s, The British Museum, Wembley Stadium and Thorpe Park; those who went to Paris visited Notre Dame Cathedral, Musee D’Orsay and the Eiffel Tower, as well as Parc Asterix and Disneyland; and our pupils who travelled to the Netherlands experienced Amsterdam and The Hague, Rotterdam Zoo and the Efteling Theme Park.
We look forward to organising our next fun-packed Activites week in 2024!