Boarding School, Scotland - Lathallan School

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Outdoor Education


Outdoor education gives pupils the chance to accomplish new skills, and work together as a team. Lathallan School’s 62 acres allow ample room for outdoor education, including navigation, climbing and abseiling.

Outdoor education is incorporated into the curriculum at the lower end of Senior School, and pupils enjoy the opportunities to take their new skills out with the School and visit some of the stunning Scottish scenery that surrounds us here at Lathallan School.

The school encourages participation and involvement on outdoor education across the curriculum and throughout the years. From local overnight camping expeditions for J3 to exploratory unsupported mountaineering expeditions to Greenland the school fosters the adventurous spirit from the start. Nursery have their own active play and are regularly in the woods. The school has a comprehensive outdoor education offer which allows participation at any age.

With a professional Outdoor Education teacher, pupils also have the opportunity to take part in specialised Outdoor Education trips, such as to Skye to the Cullin Ridge to ascend the famous Inaccessible Pinnacle! A trip to Greenland is planned for 2015 for pupils with a real interest in furthering their Outdoor Education skills.

Facilities development

Within the last year the school has continued to invest in outdoor education facilities on campus. The climbing wall was built by Scott Muir MIC a World Cup competition climber who is also building the climbing wall at the National Mountain Centre. We now have our own orienteering map of the school which is used in the delivery of National Navigation Award Scheme course delivery. We have been assisted in this in the last two years by Nigel Williams who is Head of Training National Mountain Centre. The school also boasts two zip wires built by a member of the parent body. These are over eighty metres in length and span “Narnia gorge” and area of woodland in the grounds.