Adventure Sports

These programmes worked very closely with schools. They are based on an adventure sport for an extended period and will result in achievement of SQA units; Youth Achievement Awards; John Muir Award; in house certification or similar.

Examples of individual SQA units that can be achieved:
Mountain Biking
Inland Kayaking

Programmes can be geared towards achieving Youth Achievement Awards – e.g Hi-5, Dynamic Youth. Any adventurous activity can work towards this – orienteering; hillwalking, climbing’ sailing, biking, paddlesport.
Occasionally a block of adventure days may be offered to a particular year group – these are detailed at the bottom of this page.

If you as a school are looking to develop one of these programmes in you setting in partnership with Outdoor Learning then please complete a request form


We are offering orienteering to P5 pupils in East Lothian across a 2 week block in 2021

  • 15 November – Neilson Park, Haddington
  • 16 November – Polson Park, Tranent
  • 17 November – Lodge Grounds, North Berwick
  • 18 November – Lewisvale Park – Musselburgh
  • 22 November – Innerwick Village
  • 23 November – Meadowmill, Prestonpans
  • 24 November – Gullane Park, Gullane
  • 25 November – Ormiston Park, Ormiston

At each of these venues there will be a series of graded short line orienteering courses (fastest over a set course); a score course (visit as many controls as possible within set time); maze. The maze will be set out exactly the same an each venue and at the end of the two weeks an overall winner of the maze will be announced and a trophy awarded to winning school.

The session will consist of a teaching progression through to allowing the young people to experience the freedom to complete in pairs across the park area. We will be using SportIdent technology for these sessions

We will have information at these events detailing local clubs and how young people can engage more with Orienteering. Our local club is East Lothian Orienteers.

The expectation is that wherever practicable schools engage in some form of active travel to reach these venues (keep costs to a minimum, promote healthy activity, be exemplars for their local +community)