Schools & Young People

Programmes for school pupils and young people.

Outdoor Learning Teacher in Residence

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NEW for ’22! ACE Escape

Coming Soon! Under the Stars

Bikeability

Adventure Sports Qualifications

Targeted Outdoor Programmes

Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions

School holiday Adventure Activity Programme

Coming Soon! East Lothian Schools Outdoor Water Safety Programme

Other support for young people …via staff

Outdoor Equipment Hire

Advice & Support for staff

Staff Training Courses


Outdoor Learning Teacher in Residence

The teaching staff in the Outdoor Learning Service are available to your school to focus on longer-term school-grounds/local area curricular OL support. A move from ‘classroom’ to ‘learning spaces’ model for CfE can deliver high quality learning and teaching beyond the classroom.

 

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

Further information click here


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An alternative camp programme for P7’s.   The programme is built to integrate with school based learning and support delivery of curriculum outcomes, specifically literacy.

The programmes are tailor made to each school and designed without the use of motorised transport, using the local area for adventurous activities. 

Priority will be given to P7’s on a first come first served basis after successful completion of an application form.

Further information and booking here


ACE EscapeNEW for ’22!

An alternative camp programme for P7’s.   The programme is built to integrate with school based learning and support delivery of curriculum outcomes, specifically STEM

The programmes are tailor made to each school and designed with the use of active travel and using the local area for adventurous activities.

Priority will be given to P7’s on a first come first served basis after successful completion of an application form.

Further information and booking here


Under the StarsComing Soon…

An overnight camping experience either in the school grounds or a local green space.

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Beginning at the end of the school day the pupils will be taken through preparing equipment for an overnight experience; cooking an evening meal on an open fire; an evening activity and then bed. Morning will bring an outdoor breakfast and striking camp before a reflection and review of the experience. All finished ready for a new school day. The experience can start a little earlier and finish later if requested by the school.

Once guidance allows, priority will be given to P7’s on a first come first served basis after successful completion of an application form.

Further information and booking here Coming soon


Bikeability Scotland

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Bikeability Scotland is based on the government approved National Standards for Cycle Training, which teaches trainees the necessary skills to ride confidently on today’s roads.

There are three award levels for Bikeability Scotland, to suit all abilities, from beginner to experienced cyclist, with instructor training available to teach all levels.

Further information and booking here


Adventure Sport Qualifications

The Outdoor Learning Service provides both introductory and progressive sessions of adventure sports for young people. These programmes are many and varied but all culminate in qualifications for young people on the SCQF framework. A range of skills can be delivered including orienteering, kayaking, paddleboarding, canoeing, climbing, skiing, mountain biking, sea kayaking, mountaineering.

Further information and booking here


Targeted Outdoor Programmes

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These adventurous programmes look to work with specific groups for an extended period. They allow young people to develop social skills, confidence, resilience as well as further their skills and knowledge in an adventurous activity. These programmes may be based upon biking, climbing, paddlesport, orienteering, sailing, skiing, mountaineering. Where appropriate the young people can work towards Youth Achievement Awards gaining formal recognition and accreditation for their achievements.

Further information and booking here


Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions

Through our network of associate instructors we can provide expedition supervision to support your school or community DofE Award group or other expedition.
We have resourcing available to support with cycling, walking, paddling expeditions

Further information and booking here


School Holiday Adventure Activity Programme

Venturing Out

Delivered by our fantastic partners Venturing Out CIC the school holiday provision is open to all. There are a wide variety of activities to chose from during the October, Easter and Summer holiday periods. Early booking is recommended.

Further information and booking here


East Lothian Schools Outdoor Water Safety ProgrammeComing Soon

East Lothian’s new water safety programme

Further information and booking here Coming soon