For the first time the Winter CPD weekend at Badaguish in the Cairngorms last weekend included a ski touring taster for ELC teachers. The purpose of this session was to let teachers experience ski touring in order to help the Outdoor Learning Service deliver this to pupils of East Lothian schools.
On-piste skiing, foreign trips and lift passes can be expensive, and so are not accessible to all. By contrast for ski touring all you need is equipment and qualified staff (both of which we now have), some snowy Scottish mountains and a bit of leg power!
We can now offer amazing ski adventures to pupils across East Lothian schools. In particular we intend to target pupils who get to learn to ski at Hillend but do not have the opportunity to progress further. Please contact us if you want to know more, or have a group of pupils you would like us to support you with.
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