Thegreat out­doors

Stirling Observer - - SCHOOL NEWS -

McLaren High School’s an­nual trip to the Loch Eil Out­ward Bound Cen­tre took place last week.

Teacher Mark Richar­son sent this re­port:

“The Out­door Ex­pe­ri­ence at Loch Eil Out­ward Bound Cen­tre is an es­tab­lished event on our school cal­en­dar which pupils and staff look for­ward to ev­ery year.

“Par­tic­i­pat­ing in out­door ac­tiv­i­ties and work­ing as part of a team, what­ever the weather, to un­der­take chal­lenges has proved to be an in­valu­able and re­ward­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for all in­volved. It’s a great way to build re­la­tion­ships with pupils and staff and we be­lieve that every­one should­ex­pe­ri­ence life out­side the class­room as an es­sen­tial part of learn­ing and per­sonal devel­op­ment.

“I have al­ways been in­ter­ested in out­door ac­tiv­i­ties and wanted to find a way to con­nect with the pupils on a dif­fer­ent level. I feel that pupils be­come more in­de­pen­dent, con­fi­dent and re­silient by be­ing in­volved in out­door ac­tiv­i­ties, mak­ing sig­nif­i­cant de­vel­op­ments per­son­ally, so­cially and hav­ing a greater aware­ness of the en­vi­ron­ment and na­ture.”

Pier pres­sure Some of the pupils ready them­selves for the wa­ter

On the march The an­nual trip to the cen­tre is pop­u­lar

Help­ing hand On the as­sault course at Loch Eil

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