Carry on Campie – beach adventures

The final group of P6 have made their way down to Ravensheugh beach today for some high quality outdoor learning in the winter sun.

Five trips have been made in total by groups of P6 pupils with all designing their own adventure day and learning in consultation with their own and OutdoorLearning Teaching staff.

Chosen activities and learning included exploration of the woods, rocks and beach through orienteering; creativity through beach art; exploration of cardinal compass points through use of compass and awareness of natural world (sun/moss/wind/smells); exploring rockpools – what adaptations are required to survive and thrive in the harsh environment.

A quote from a pupil on Campie Primary School blog

There we learned many skills…  …Over all everyone can agree, it was a great day out!!!!!

We look forward to many more great days out with Campie and others.

Campie Beach Adventures

This week and next Campie Primary 5/6 6a and 6b are working with the Outdoor Learning Service to get out and about on their beautiful coastline.

For some images of Campie’s outdoor adventures please click here

The pupils were looking at

  • Being active
  • Map skills -setting; understanding OS symbols; scale; distance
  • Compass and bearings – this directly follows on from work they have been doing in school concerning angles

In some fantastic winter sunshine they have been exploring the area around St. Baldred’s Cradle near the mouth of the river Tyne.
Navigating to the beach; compass beach beach games; geocaching; tipi lunch; kelly kettle brew; woodland games; stick art have all resulted in fun filled active learning days developing resilince and awe&wonder for their local area. Pupils have left with desire to explore more of their home county; angles in context; knowledge that they have the resilience to enjoy trhe outdoors in any weather.

Campie pupils journey up Death Valley

Wednesday and Thursday Outdoor Ed were helping run the sessions of the Lammermuir hillwalks being delivered to Campie Primary’s P7s by Fiona Stark.

The group started from Hopes farm and walked up Sting Bank Burn at the end of the reservoir. Due to the large number of dead sheep, weasle traps and fox snares seen there this area is now affectionately known to the pupils as Death Valley. A snack at the top , a swift march , a roll down the hills and a quick paddle had the group back at the mini-bus after an adventurous day out.

Post-script … Thursday’s group showed excellent teamwork by helping one of their less mobile classmates make it all the way up and round the dam … look in the pictures for the ‘human dog-sled team’ helping to pull the buggy up the dam track.

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