Nethybridge…and more DofE!

We have had a great week with Canongate Primary 7 pupils and staff at our residential experience in Nethybridge Bunkhouses. Super place to be as ever and a fantastic week of weather. Pupils co-operated well and made it a successful week! Well done to the 29 pupils there. They also all achieved their John Muir Discovery Awards at the same time, including the staff.

Now we move onto our final assessed Bronze expeditions and then Gold practice expedition, before inservice course for European teachers in Italy.



After a wonderful time ‘down under’ we are embarking on the year ahead at full tilt.

D of E training in Dornoch over next two weeks, then Belize for recce/logistics for new project/work there….watch this space!

More D of E training follows then Reflective Leader course in Andalucia once more at the wonderful La Jarilla, and all before Easter!

Tallinn and Rakvere

Just had a great week in Estonia working with teachers at the University and College on outdoor learning. We were delighted by the response and welcome we received by all and hope to continue this partnership for years to come. Both Tallinn and Rakvere are beautiful places and we so enjoy visiting…Thanks to Reeda, Katrin, Lehte, Tiimo, and Gert for all their help. Hope to see you soon – photos to follow!

D of E Gold Residential/Open Gold Expeditions

Planning and preparation underway for both of above, ready to kick off on August 23rd with young people from all over UK and one from Dubai!

Immediately following this is EU inservice teacher CPD course ‘ The Reflective Leader’ in Andalucia.

So diverse groups and activities…but all good!

July – time out

July is time for us to ‘regroup’ and get ready for a hectic Aug -Nov, though we do have Open Golds/Gold Residentials to run/plan amongst this!

From mid Aug though its FULL ON with Gold Residential, Open Gold, inservice  course for educators  in Spain on ‘reflective leadership’ , then work for Tallinn Uni, Rakvere teacher training – Estonia on ‘outdoor learning’, inservice course in Italy (outdoor learning) and presenting at a conference on ‘good practice by course providers for courses in EU’  in Turkey straight after. SO enjoying what/if/any free time we have!

Good summer everyone reading this!

Golds complete….

Yesterday saw finish of Gold practice expeds. Well done to all on completing Ardgay to Ullapool and the two girls who joined us to finish their ENTIRE Gold Award!!

Now some Bronze assessing before Curriculum for Excellence outdoor residential experience week in the Cairngorms with Primary 7’s.

Finally more Bronze assessed expeds before end of June and time to relax for a bit!

Summer Term

Next week sees the start of a busy summer season – D of E work at Dornoch, BSES talks in Moray and  supervising/assessing two expeditions.

All before we get to Estonia where we are working at Tallinn University for a week with students on ‘outdoor learning’. Thankfully that is followed by the EEE conference in Denmark – great to catch up with the EEE crowd again and hopefully pick up some new ideas too!

Thereafter, one expedition after the other….until….Italian course!