Blogs and News - St George's School, Edinburgh
On the week starting 23rd May L4 went to Ardvreck school in Crieff for our 5-day outdoor activity camp. To get to the school, it was an hour and a half coach journey. Once we got there, we split into two houses then into our dorm rooms.
Over the week, there was a wide variety of outdoor activities to choose from and each of the six groups got to do different activities on different days. We had a morning activity, an activity during the afternoon and then an evening activity after dinner every day. The activities were stand-up paddle-boarding, canoeing, rock-climbing, laser tag, high ropes and air rifle shooting.
On Tuesday, we had a day of Geography fieldwork where we covered both Human and Physical Geography in Crieff.
On Thursday we did a long hill walk to a campsite where we were camping out in big bell tents. We had a campfire with snacks.
Overall, it was a great week and we had lots of new and exciting experiences whilst doing some activities which were slightly out of our comfort zone!
Lily and Sacha, Lower 4
‘Camp was adventurous, fun and challenging.’ Anna
‘My favourite activity was paddle boarding because it was really fun to fall in and funny to watch people fall off and spray each other. The ending where when we got to run, and jump into the water was really fun as well.’ Lucy
‘A new skill I learnt was climbing, specifically about how you need to rely on a mix of both your lower and upper body strength at different times, and you have to think of strategies on how to scale what you are climbing.’ Cherise
‘A skill I developed was confidence. I will be less scared when doing public speaking in future.’ Sophie