Beyond the Classroom

Outdoor Education

We are passionate about the outdoors at Lathallan. From nursery children zooming along our two 90m zip wires to unsupported exploratory mountaineering expeditions the range, breadth and depth of activity and experience is truly world class. Making best use of the school’s location and Scotland’s superb access rights pupils are stretched, developed and captivated by what is outside. Curricular and co-curricular activity is delivered outside allowing learning outside the classroom at every age throughout the school. Children in the Junior School go on camping trips and by J4 climb their first munro. From S1 and S2 pupils have at least 5 days of outdoor education per year in addition to trips and expeditions. In summer Senior School pupils volunteer in South Africa and we are proud to say that in Summer 2017 pupils successfully completed the expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Some of Scotland’s top coaches from the National Mountain Centre along with our own highly qualified staff are involved in delivering an outdoor offer of vision, clarity and purpose while the Scottish Council of Independent Schools is held their Outdoor Education conference here in 2017 for the second year running. Coming here will get you out there.