For 2017-18 The Outdoor Learning Service launched the Adventure Academy. A county wide outdoor activities ‘club’ for S2. Pupils from Tranent, Musselburgh and Dunbar secondary schools have just completed their first term’s programme of activities. These included watersports, indoor climbing (working toward their NICAS award) and some outdoor cooking. Then at the beginning of the month the group planned and then climbed Ben Vrackie a Corbett in the southern highlands above Pitlochry.
Next term they will progress through their NICAS levels at the local climbing wall, gain a first-aid qualification and we have some more winter adventures planned including a residential to the Cairngorms where the pupils will get to grips with some of the highest and wildest mountains in Scotland.
We still have spaces on this programme for Term 2 joiners. So if you have any S2 at your school who could benefit learning new skills, growing in confidence and resilience then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org