S3 Project groups set off to 26 destinations around Scotland

S3 Project groups set off to 26 destinations around Scotland

Published on 13 May 2019

Every year our S3 pupils set off on a two week trip to various destinations across Scotland engaging in a wide variety of activities.

This year 249 pupils and over 80 staff, organised into 18 groups will travel to 26 locations across the country including Skye, the Northern Isles and Glen Coe.

Pupils will have the chance to broaden their experiences and step out of their comfort zones as they take part in exciting pursuits such as: sea kayaking, beach camping, raft building, climbing munros, archery and otter spotting.

One group will be taking on the challenge of climbing Ben Nevis, which at 1345 metres, is the UK's highest peak.

As well as taking part in challenging activities and enjoying new experiences, pupils are given the chance to work in teams where their peers may not be immediately familiar to them helping to build trust, forge new friendships and work towards common goals.

Last year, our S3 Projects gave around 1500 hours of conservation work  as part of the John Muir Award. This equates to over £6000 worth of work with organisations such as John Muir Trust, National Trust, North Harris Trust, RSPB and Marine Conservation Society.