For Schools

‘Curricular Outdoor Learning Request Form’

…has been implemented to help school staff and Outdoor Learning teaching staff work together to; plan, deliver and review using Supported Outdoor Learning Lessons as an approach to learning, teaching, and assessment.

There is no limit to the number of applications submitted from a single school.
Please complete the request form to the best of your ability and return to outdoorlearning@elcschool.org.uk.  If accepted, the finer details can be worked through before commencement of the request.

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Specialist Outdoor Learning Teacher Provision

To request a member of Outdoor Learning teaching staff:

  1. Please complete a ‘Curricular Outdoor Learning Request Form’  with as much information as you can and return it to outdoorlearning@elcschool.org.uk.
  • All teaching projects are fully inclusive, working towards raising attainment using Outdoor Learning as an approach to learning. With a particular focus (depending on the class) on numeracy, literacy and health & wellbeing.  Where relevant and with certain targeted groups, teaching projects work towards Developing the Young Workforce and closing the attainment gap between the most and least disadvantaged children.  We are aiming towards most teaching projects delivering SCQF points.  All teaching projects are designed and delivered by fully qualified teaching staff.
  • When lessons/ projects are in the school grounds or local area the OL Teacher can provide all the necessary advice and training (inc. CLPL courses) for school based teachers, auxiliary staff, adult helpers etc. to develop and sustain teaching in the outdoor environment.
  • When lessons/ projects progress to include adventurous activities the OL Teacher can provide the technical competence/ skills/ knowledge to deliver these lessons alongside school based teachers, auxiliary staff, adult helpers etc.
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Adventure Award Days

To book an instructor led session:

  1. Check the PUPIL EVENTS – Outdoor Learning Calendar
  2. Phone or email the Outdoor Learning Service to arrange provisional dates times and numbers
  3. Complete a ‘Curricular Outdoor Learning Request Form’ and email it to outdoorlearning@elcschool.org.uk to confirm the booking.
  • These are orienteering, climbing and paddle-sports sessions for pupils run at venues across the county.
  • This is an opportunity for young people to gain the skills needed to progress in a range of Outdoor & Adventurous Sports. Young people have the opportunity to gain local and national certification.  All awards meet a range of CfE experiences and outcomes.
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Training Programme (CLPL)

We offer a number of training courses and NGB awards for ELC staff and external delegates.  The sessions on offer can be found on the  CLPL pages of our website  or click on the banner below.

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Inter-School Challenges, Competitions and Festivals

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Bikeability

Cycling courses in East Lothian

Courses are open to anyone living or working in East Lothian and can be booked through East Lothian Council Outdoor Learning Service

Learn to ride: Beginners cycling 10am-12.30pm
Learn to ride: Beginners cycling 09.30am-14.30pm
Cycling with confidence 10am-12.30pm
Commuter cycling 10am-12.30pm

Bikeability Training Courses
Cycle Training Assistant

Course Overview
Cycle training assistants can deliver Bikeability Scotland training levels 1 and 2 to school age pupils. By completing the course you can go on to plan and deliver cycle training sessions using Bikeability Scotland Resources. Further Information at Cycling Scotland.

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Booking
Please register an account with Cycling Scotland http://www.cyclinghub.scot/register and choose the course you would like to attend.
http://www.cyclinghub.scot/course/cycle-training-assistant-scqf-level-5

Pre-requisites
Competent cyclist. Minimum age 16.

Course notes and equipment list
This is a certificated course. You will need your own bicycle.

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

 1.3 / 3.6.3

Cycle Trainer

Course Overview
Cycle Trainers are able to deliver all three levels of the UK National Standard for Cycle Training to adults and Bikeability Scotland training to children. Further Information at Cycling Scotland.  https://www.cyclinghub.scot/course/cycle-trainer

Booking
Please register an account with Cycling Scotland http://www.cyclinghub.scot/register and choose the course you would like to attend.

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Pre-requisites
Minimum age 18
Must be an experienced cyclist and able to cycle at the Level 3 National Standard
Will be delivering cycle training (Bikeability Scotland) to children in your Local Authority

Course notes and equipment list
This is a certificated course. You will need your own bicycle.

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

 1.3 / 3.6.3

Cycle Ride Leader

Course Overview

This course covers the skills necessary to lead cycle rides on roads and on recognised cycle paths. Rides will usually be aimed at novice or inexperienced cyclists who want to become more active or are interested in exploring their local area by bike.

Further Information at Cycling Scotland https://www.cyclinghub.scot/course/cycle-ride-leader–led-ride-assistant

Course prerequisites

Competent cyclist. Candidates aged 16 & 17 can complete the course to be recognised as a Led-Ride Assistant. Led-Ride Assistants can only attend courses where the majority of candidates are over 18.

Booking
Please register an account with Cycling Scotland http://www.cyclinghub.scot/register and choose the course you would like to attend.

Click here for course dates, times & costs

Course notes and equipment list
This is a certificated course. You will need your own bicycle.

 GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

1.3 / 3.6.3

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First Aid

For staff First Aid Training please see our For Training section of the website.
We are always encouraging schools to take up First Aid training for their pupils. This has been successfully delivered to pupils from P1 onwards. Training is specifically tailored to suit the age and ability of pupils. Please complete a ‘Curricular Outdoor Learning Request Form’  and submit to outdoorlearning@elcschool.org.uk

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Residentials

As well as the wonderful Old School House in Innerwick available for adventures we also are offering a school the chance to have their pupils go on a Scottish Winter ‘Brilliant Residential’ There is a nominal charge of £20 per pupil for this trip. This then includes all transport food, accommodation, and winter adventure activities (led by Outdoor Learning Teaching staff). This offer is open to any ELC school. Numbers will be limited to approx a dozen young people. To take up this offer please get in touch with outdoorlearning@elcschool.org.uk and be prepared to complete a ‘Curricula Outdoor Learning Request form’

This fantastic opportunity is made possible through your Outdoor Learning Service being able to deliver professional learning to Outdoor Professional organisations. – (BAIML; MTA)

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Extra curricular and Extra Request sessions

To arrange bespoke sessions:

Please complete the Staff/ Session Booking Form and email to outdoorlearning@elcschool.org.uk .

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