Lower » Outdoor Learning
Outdoor learning and Development in St George's Lower School
The focus of our outdoor education trips, in addition to acquiring new skills, is on developing confidence, resilience and a sense of responsibility, working with others as part of a team, acquiring leadership skills and extending friendship groups.
Outdoor education residential trips
Girls take part in a week’s outdoor education residential camp in P6, Remove (P7) and Lower 4 (S1)
Primary 6 residential camp to Broomlee Camp, West Linton
Primary 6 year group enjoy an action packed two day residential experience at Broomlee Camp, West Linton. They engage in a variety of outdoor activities including tree climbing, archery, ropes course, problem solving and a local walk.
Remove (P7) residential camp to Lagganlia, Cairngorms National Park
The outdoor experience is extended to five days in Remove when the year group travel to Lagganlia, Glen Feshie, in the Cairngorms National Park to engage in a wide range of activities such as mountain biking, gorge walking, abseiling, rock climbing, canoeing and kayaking.
Lower 4 (S1) residential camp to the Isle of Cumbrae
The Lower 4 outdoor education trip is to the Isle of Cumbrae for a week of mainly water-based sports activities including sailing windsurfing, power-boating, camping, cycling and walking.
France: Remove (P7) students have the opportunity to spend a week in Normandy at the Château de la Baudonnière where they improve their French speaking skills through a range of visits and activities: they explore nearby Mont Saint-Michel, shop at the Bayeux Market, visit the cathedral and the Bayeux tapestry, bake and try some traditional French food and visit a local farm.
Day Trips: Curriculum related day trips enhance and complement learning in the classroom. These include visits to Glasgow Science Centre, Dynamic Earth and Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh Zoo, the Royal Highland Show, Inchcolm Island and Blackness Castle, the Risk Factory in Edinburgh, the Sea Bird Centre in North Berwick and a local mosque, the Scottish Parliament and Linlithgow Palace, Earthship at St Andrews and the Gurdwara in Leith.