Scottish Winter ‘Brilliant Residential’ 2020

Open to any East Lothian Council School from P5 and older

  • Arrive – Tues 4th February from 4.30pm onwards – evening meal provided
  • Depart Thursday 6th February afternoon around 3pm

A 2 night stay at Badaguish Lodges in the Cairngorm National Park. Accommodation is in a 17 bedded lodge at Badaguish. The residential will be staffed by East Lothian Outdoor Learning Teachers (Martyn, Liz and Andy). The emphasis on the days will be developing character and resilience through undertaking journeys within the national park. These journeys will be made on foot. Depending upon the environmental conditions/ weather this could be snowshoeing/skiing/walking. We may find ourselves attempting to reach a summit/lochan/bothy. We may find ourselves developing our snow pack awareness/ navigation/ local history/ ecology skills and knowledge.

A major part of the residential will be our communal living. Everyone will be involved in aspects of cooking/cleaning/ entertaining as we develop social skills beyond the classroom.

Is that my breath freezing?

The school will be require to provide…

  • 12 young people
  • at least one member of establishment staff
  • £20 per person
  • transport to and from Aviemore (minibus can be borrowed from Outdoor Learning for zero cost – driver not included!)
  • Complete a curricula outdoor learning request form detailing how the residential will be evaluated.

This is a heavily subsidised residential opportunity made possible through professional colleagues from across the industry. The earlier part of the week your Outdoor Learning service delivers professional learning to members of BAIML and MTA. Payment made for this by participants all goes towards subsidising the cost of this residential to your pupils.

Only twenty minutes to find our victim!

If you think you may have a cohort of pupils that would benefit from such an experience then please complete a curricula outdoor learning request form and submit to the outdoor learning team as soon as possible. For an initial informal chat please call and speak to Martyn, Andy or Liz

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