Thursday evening marked the grand opening of the Outdoor Learning Service’s new building. An excuse for a a get together and a load of food and drink.
We also used the opportunity to showcase some of the work that we do across East Lothian with a wide variety of groups.
We witnessed an excellent presentation by pupils from across East Lothian – view the Prezi below. It was interesting to hear the pupil’s perspectives on: how the pupils’ parents were influenced by outdoor education across the Lothians; Come and Try it events in primary schools; School challenges and competitions; Duke of Edinburgh expeditions; Secondary Outdoor Adventure Programme; What the future holds. Very interesting to hear how outdoor learning has pervaded the pupils’ entire school life and influenced it for the better.
As well as presentations from pupils – there was a short speech from Councillor Ruth Currie citing the wonderful advantages of outdoor learning.
Many thanks to all who attended (a little cramped with over 60 people), and a special thanks to the S6 pupils from across East Lothian secondary schools.
Here’s to quality Outdoor Learning opportunities being made available to all for generations to come.
The following is a short video shown on the night showcasing Outdoor Learning delivered over the last year … depending on what ELC network you are on you may not be trusted to watch this in your workplace. In which case suggest you watch in the comfort of your home.