Last week saw Elphinstones P7 camp. In conjunction with the Outdoor Education Service and East Lothian Ranger Service the pupils from Elphinstone Primary have eschewed a week at a residential centre for a week within their local environ. It has enabled the pupils to appreciate their local environment and leave them with lots of opportunities for further learning.
Whilst viewing the photos please make sure that you note: clearing up of someone else’s fire pit; spotting 10 baby eider duck whilst coasteering; the group catching, gutting, cleaning, cooking eating some fish (sea to sauce to mouth!)
The group did as much as possible themselves this week and they all deserve a massive amount of praise for the hard work that they put in. Well done to all the school staff who put in a incredible effort this week also.
The pupils week consisted ofMonday – Kayak – River Tyne and Forth (off Yellowcraig Beach) Tuesday – Orienteer; Coasteer; Fishing; Overnight Bivi in Hammocks Wednesday – Travel to Peebles – Initiative Tasks and Woodland Walk – overnight Camp Thursday – Canoe River Tweed – Overnight Camp Friday – Pack up – return and Debrief The pupils are working towards giving a presentation concerning their clean up of fire sites and looking at continuing this work with woodland sites even more local to their school.
Have the pupils at your primary school been stretched recently? Can you say that the learning opportunities were abundant during your school camp? – Elphinstone certainly can.
Leaving No Trace
Canoeing the River Tweed
Working hard in Peebles
Discovering the journey of food