‘These five days away at Loch Eil are available to all of our S1 pupils’ said Mrs Machin. ‘It is such a wonderful opportunity to develop your communication, teamwork and emotional intelligence. For this reason, it is an integral part of our outdoor education and employability programme.’
The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity that uses the outdoors to help develop young people from all walks of life. It runs outdoor learning courses that equip young people with valuable skills for education, work and life, helping them to become more confident, more effective and more capable at school and later in further and higher education as well as the workplace. Activities include gorge walking, abseiling, canoeing in Loch Eil and a camping expedition on the beaches of Glenuig and Arisaig, raft building and racing and teamwork games around the grounds.
‘These activities take the youngsters out of their comfort zone’ said Donald Smith, PT of Languages and Social Subjects as well as the organiser of this annual trip. ‘As far as I am concerned Outward Bound are the best adventure provider for young people in the UK.’
Thank you again to Mr Smith for organising this trip and to all the attending staff who made this possible.