Category Archives: Outdoors

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Assessment

From the 4th to 7th June pupils took part in their Gold Duke of Edinburgh assessment in Laggan. The bikers started in Fort Augustus and finished at Concrete Bridge in Laggan via the Corrieyairack. The walkers covered most of the Aonach Beag ridge completing six Munros in course of the trip! It was another good trip to […]

J4 Visit Blair Atholl Estate

The J4 pupils had a fabulous day out  learning about rural life on the Atholl Estate, just North of Pitlochry on Wednesday. They had demonstrations on sheep shearing and using chainsaws as well as learning about the animals that live on the estate. They also had the opportunity to learn about game keeping and had […]

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Qualifier

During the weekend of 12 and 13 May the S3 year group took part in their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Qualifier in the hills behind Newtonmore in Strathspey. The weekend started well with clear skies and warm weather. The pupils arrived prepared and motivated at their respective campsites earlier and in better spirits than during […]

J6 Bike Expedition

From 30 April to 2 May the J6 year group took part in a three day bike expedition based in Strathspey. The pupils all enjoyed the combination of biking, camping and adventure. The trip was ably directed and supported by staff from the school allowing pupils to demonstrate and apply their newly developed Go MTB skills. […]

J2 and 3 Wild Camping Weekend

There was much excitement for J2 and J3 last Friday as they all took part in their first wild camping experience, with Mr and Mrs Woodhouse, Mrs Collins and Mr Jamieson. Once rucksacks were checked and packed they headed down to their campsite on the foreshore, which was about 2km from the school. En Route […]

J7 Clean up Local Beach

 The J7 class and their teacher Mrs Martin along with 4 parents (Mrs Dolin, Mrs Hicking, Mrs Kinkead and Mrs Stewart) carried out a Beach Clean at St Cyrus Nature Reserve. The class had been spurred on to do more for the environment after the recent Junior School Debate on ‘Plastic is beneficial’ where some […]

Award for Learning Outside the Classroom

The school has recently been awarded at Silver Level by ‘The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.’ Lathallan is 1 of only 2 schools in the whole of Scotland to hold this award. The LOtC Mark recognises learning outside the classroom across the school curriculum and the strong commitment to providing progressive and regular outside the classroom […]

Bird Watching

The Junior School Science Department held a bird watch in school with 27 pupils getting involved during their break times. 12 different species of bird were spotted in total. The results will be sent on to the R.S.P.B to help them get an overview of how different species of birds are managing in the UK.

S1 Winter Skills Training

S1 pupils took part in a three day Winter Skills training programme in Glen Clova in and around the Shank of Drumfallow and Corrie Fee  from 22- 24 January. The week started nice and wintery with students all learning the basics of ice axe braking, kit preparation and boot fitting. The second day was colder […]