Grange Academy 

Team Work & Leadership Skills

Kilmarnock 


An Exciting Outward Bound Residential Experience

If you are interested in the outdoors, love to be challenged through fun activities such as gorge walking, rock scrambling and kayaking etc, then this is the trip for you! Outward Bound have designed a weekend course which will run between 16th-18th of September 2016 (holiday weekend) for our new Senior Phase pupils at Loch Eil. This means the trip is being offered to pupils currently in S3/4/5. The course is aimed at developing your team building skills, communication skills, resilience and leadership skills through completion of many fun filled, exhilarating activities. Attached is a PowerPoint with information on the trip, sample activities and most importantly how to secure yourself a place!












To book a place...

If you wish your child to attend this course they should collect a letter of interest from Miss Hagan or Mrs Hill (Science Department)  and return the attached slip no later than Friday 5th February 2016.
Your child will then be given a consent form once their place has been confirmed.  This must be returned with a ¬£50 non refundable deposit.  Please do not send in money until it has been confirmed that your child has a place.



Location & Accommodation

The former shooting lodge situated on the edge of Loch Eil, Fort William, with views of the world-famous mountain Ben Nevis.  Is also  close to the magnificent natural environments of Glencoe, the hills of Ardgour and Loch Linnhe, to name but a few.


















What pupils should expect

Pupils will be expected to fully engage in the activities offered during their weekend at Loch Eil as the activities have been carefully selected and designed so that your child can experience success and achieve the aims set for this weekend.

Pupils should expect that activities will challenge them both emotionally and physically, but that ultimately they will leave the weekend having gained some amazing memories and also skills which they can apply to future life, work and further education.


Learning Outcomes;-

  • Increased awareness of own skills and abilities.
  • Improved confidence and self belief in own abilities.
  • Improved ability to listen and communicate effectively with others.
  • Increased awareness  and concern for the natural environment.
  • Improved understanding of leadership.


Activities

The activities you participate in will vary day to day. We cannot supply an exact timetable of activities as the weather may change the availability of some activities.  Activities may may include abseiling, raft-building, trust games and wall -climbing including the impressive "Jacob's ladder."



















Food, what to bring and a typical day!



























More Information;-

Visit: outwardbound.org.uk

Twitter.com/OutwardBoundUK

Contact Miss Hagan or Mrs Hill on:

01563 521969