Ormiston PS Camp

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A beautiful evening with some teaching staff on some paddlepsort professional learning. Join us next Tuesday evening 4 till 6pm for some quality on the water time with some first class canoe/kayak/SUP coaching

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The Adventure Academy needs you!


What is the Adventure Academy… A group of pupils from across East Lothian Council  schools who meet and work together on a range of outdoor adventurous activities including rock-climbing, orienteering, canoeing, kayaking and mountain sports.

When and where  … From September 2019  fortnightly on Thursdays after school 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the Outdoor Learning Service base in Musselburgh.  Monthly weekend day trips, a winter weekend residential and a Summer expedition in the last week of the year.

Who is it for … Any S2-S4 pupil who wants to be inspired, stretched and challenged by outdoor adventures.  It’s for anyone who’s interested in outdoor pursuits as a hobby, or  maybe even considering a future working in the outdoors.

What will it cost …  A nominal charge will be made for transport, entry fees and any residential costs incurred.   We do not anticipate these being more than a couple of pounds per session. The residential will be approximately £100 dependent on the accommodation required.  There is no cost for staff time or equipment.

What will I get out of it … learn new skills,  maybe gain some awards, work as a team, build your resilience and confidence. Have adventures!

How do I apply … download the application form from here and return to outdoorlearning@elcschool.org.uk.  Including the words ‘Adventure Academy’ in the subject.  Numbers are limited!

I look forward to hearing from you and will respond to your application after the Summer holidays

Andy Duff

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Mountain Bike Trail Leader

This course is open to all staff and volunteers from across East Lothian – same cost and terms as stated for Midlothian staff. Please contact Sean direct for booking. Any queries about the suitability of the course please contact Martyn – mpegg@elcschool.org.uk Please note dates are September 2019

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East Lothian Schools’ Orienteering Festival

The annual East Lothian Schools’ Orienteering Festival will take place on Wednesday May 22nd.

As well as a chance to compete on a line Orienteering course for a P5, P6 or P7 trophy there will be other orienteering activities (mazes, literacy and numeracy orienteering challenges, Musical ‘O’, Orienteering dominoes, etc) available near the start.

The competition is open to all Primary schools across East Lothian and is FREE. If your school hasn’t already please register for the competition by sending approximate number of entrants plus year groups and arrival time to outdoorlearning@elcschool.org.uk The festival will be open from 9.15am to 3pm. Schools are able to bring as many or as few pupils as they wish.

The Festival base will be Musselburgh Outdoor Learning Service and will take place in the surrounding woodland and open parkland.

The main event will use electronic timing chips and results will be posted online as soon as possible after the event. All competing athletes will receive a certificate of participation and details of local clubs/ information on how to continue with orienteering #sportforlife

If you require any further information then please contact us on the email address above.

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