S3 Projects Experience 2021

S3 Projects Experience 2021

Published on 4 June 2021

S3 Projects began in 1962, and since then has been a major part of life at Watson’s.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic postponed last year’s trip and this year, whilst current restrictions prevented residential stays, we were delighted to be able to offer our pupils an S3 Projects Experience. 

Our pupils have travelled to various locations around Scotland, both in our local area and further afield. From kayaking on the canal and walking the Pentlands, to climbing a Munro in Glenshee our pupils have had the opportunity to take part in outdoor learning, building skills and confidence and getting to know each other.

Dave Pyper, Head of Outdoor Education, said: “After so many months of restricted living and social interaction due to COVID-19, it was wonderful to see the return of a Projects experience, something which both staff and pupils missed so much last year. 

“The S3 Projects Experience has helped re-establish an emphasis on individual, social and environmental learning through activities and experiences in the outdoors.”

18 groups of pupils took part in the following activities: 

  • Conservation activities in Glenlude, Musselburgh and Edinburgh
  • Corbett Climb in the Borders
  • DofE in the Pentlands 
  • Paddle Boarding, Kayaking and Outdoor Yoga at the Union Canal
  • East Lothian coastal walk
  • Go Forth Shore Walk 
  • John Buchan Way walk Peebles
  • Munro climb in Glenshee
  • ‘On Yer Bike’ cycle tour around Edinburgh
  • Rock Climbing at Blackford Hill
  • Rockhopper Kayaking at Gladhouse Reservoir