Monthly Archives: March 2015

Dirleton PS Yellowcraig Invasion

Dirleton PS organised a big outdoorlearning day out at Yellowcraig with the assistance of EL Outdoor Learning. The whole school walked down to Yellowcraig woods and took part in a variety of activities throughout the area – whilst enjoying the … Continue reading

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Last of Winter?

Fifth and sixth year pupils from PL, DGS and Knox joined forces with Midlothian pupils for a weekend of skills development in the Cairngorms last weekend. Based out of Badaguish the group spend the Saturday braving high winds above the … Continue reading

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Climb when you’re ready

Over the past 3 months the Outdoor Learning Service have been providing mentoring and workshops sessions for teachers and community group leaders from across ELC who are working towards gaining their Climbing Wall Award (CWA). In order to gain confidence … Continue reading

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Teaching, Learning & Play in the Outdoors – Scottish research from University of Stirling (School of Education), SNH & Education Scotland

“Teachers who bring their pupils into the outdoors find it makes their learning more enjoyable, challenging, active and collaborative” according to significant Scottish study recently published. Click on the picture to access the report… The University of Stirling (School of Education) study … Continue reading

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DofE expeditions and the use of Bothies

An interesting article about the use of bothies by DofE groups and some resources to help in training. Although DofE groups on expeditions aren’t meant to use bothies, it is acknowledged that sometimes they do, even if it’s just to … Continue reading

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