Affordable,accessible, local residential – 20% price reduction

Innerwick Residential Centre

 Festive deal for any school/ youth group!

We are offering a 20% discount for last minute residential bookings benefiting young people, that take place between now and the end of March 2018 (limited dates available)

Usual price £12.30 per person per night (+VAT if external to East Lothian Council), minimum 14 person occupancy.


To qualify for the offer, the booking must be confirmed and a non refundable deposit paid by Friday 19th Jan 2018.


Innerwick Residential Centre is unstaffed, self-catering and can sleep up to 36.  Further details about the Centre can be found on our website.


For further information and booking, email us at or phone 0131 653 5217.

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Staff Development courses for Duke of Edinburgh Award

Looking to create a DofE programme at school or further develop the one that you have got? Particularly the expedition side of the award?

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Your Outdoor Learning Service has opportunities to help this happen

  • DofE Expedition Supervisor Course – Wednesday 21st February 2018
  • DofE Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme – Wednesday 7th March 2018

These courses are FREE to all ELC employees and members of East Lothian VOLT (Volunteer Outdoor Learning Team)

To book on the course please click here

For any other question regarding these courses please contact



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2017/18 School Orienteering Underway

Yesterday saw the start of this years East Lothian Schools Adventure Award Orienteering days. These session culminate with a inter-schools competition on 23rd May 2018 (World Orienteering Day).

There are still spaces available for more schools wishing to get involved – See here

Longniddry Primary School P6 & 7’s began the season down at Musselburgh Lagoons where they displayed great enthusiasm and vigour. Their accurate course completion rate was of the highest standard and have set the bar for others to follow.

Wallyford Primary 3’s attended todays session and gave a spirited performance. There is a lot to be learnt from this activity and the children showed a fantastic ability to listen and absorb information before heading off and applying it.

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Adventure Challenge Venues confirmed

The venues and themes for this years Secondary Adventure Challenges have now been confirmed

S1/S2 Challenge – TYNE – ‘Run of the Mills’ – meet Aubigny Sports Centre car park

S3/S4 Challenge – ESK – ‘Survival Instinct’ – meet Outdoor Learning Base, Musselburgh

S5/6 Challenge – FORTH – ‘Sea to Summit’ – meet Yellowcraig

All meeting times are for 9.30am.

Thu 28 Sep 2017  S1/2 Outdoor Challenge
Wed 25 Oct 2017  S3/4 Outdoor Challenge
Tue 21 Nov 2017  S5/6 Outdoor Challenge

Please email confirming your attendance if you have not already done so.

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Outdoor Challenges

Outdoor Challenges for secondary pupils are back for 2017/18. These days are for teams of pupils from each high school to compete in a series of outdoor and adventurous challenges over the course of a day to achieve glory for the pupils and school (and a wonderful trophy). Each challenge will require resilience;cooperation;dedication; teamwork.


The days are organised and staffed by the outdoor learning service.

  • Teams of up to 6
  • 9.30am arrival. 2.45pm prizegiving
  • All teams will be required to navigate between tasks
  • There will be a variety of tasks – wet and dry.

It is always great to have at least one team from each of the six secondary schools.

The dates and year groups of the challenges are

  • Thu 28 Sep 2017  S1/2 Outdoor Challenge
    Wed 25 Oct 2017  S3/4 Outdoor Challenge
    Tue 21 Nov 2017  S5/6 Outdoor Challenge


Please confirm your schools participation with a confirmation email to outdoorlearning

Look forward to seeing you there.


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