Outdoor Learning

The Woodlands Outdoor Learning Department aims to develop Confident Individuals Responsible Citizens, Effective Contributors and Successful Learners within an outdoor environment. All junior classes attend to a course over 5 days happening on Wednesdays during a five-week period. During this course young people can experience a broad range of activities which includes adventures sport and bush craft activities with a focus on literacy, numeracy and wellbeing skills. At Woodlands School we are keen to promote the importance of looking after our environment and sustainability.

The Outdoor Learning for senior choices offers the John Muir Award, which progresses through 3 different levels, Discover, Explore and Conserve. The course is split into 4 different categories, which are Discover a place, explore the wild life, help to conserve the natural environment and share knowledge with others. We work in partnership with the Friends of Pentlands Hills and our lessons usually take place around Harlaw reservoir where most of the conservation work is done.

We also offer the oportunity for young people to achive the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The DofE is a flexible program of activities divided into diferent challenges helping young people to prepare for their life.