Outdoor Education at Dunedin

Throughout the school year we endeavour to keep our pupils as active as we possibly can, even in spite of the more inclement weather in the winter months.  Weekly walks exploring Edinburgh’s green spaces are a staple of our school week, as well as regular badminton sessions.  These are supplemented by visits further afield, to Jupiter Artland for example or ice skating, trips out to Five Sisters zoo near Livingston or Dunbar pool (a flume and wave machine favourite!).  In addition we have pupils each year taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and through that being introduced to multi-day, self supported hiking expeditions.

June however is the month when we really get active, with a glut of activities our pupils can chose to get involved in.  This year we kicked off June with a Leadership event based around Harlaw reservoir in the Pentlands.  Pupils had to hunt for a series of Harry Potter themed clues, navigating from clue to clue,  completing team challenges along the way, and finishing off by using the clues to break into a safe and get their final prize.

This very much set the tone for June, with Archery next up, Climbing and Abseiling at EICA Ratho, indoor Karting, Trampolining, Fishing, Cycling, Hillwalking and Canyoning on our annual Residential trip to Glencoe, and a visit to the Highland Show before a slowing of the pace with a day trip out to North Berwick for some gentle Putting and then pottering about on the beach (where the more hardy staff and pupils deigned to get wet).  Our last day of term sees a Ten pin bowling/barbecue extravaganza before we say a sad but excited farewell to our pupils who are leaving school for pastures new and a temporary farewell to our returning pupils.

To see photographs and find out more about our activities please follow the links below or go the News section of the website.


 Leadership Day  Archery  Climbing
Karting Canyoning The Lost Valley