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Outward Bound

Update 22th May 2024: Please refer to the section below to view new parent information. 

Welcome to the Outward Bound page.  We have created this page as a central source of information for parents, carers and pupils.  If you have any questions please contact us using the email address at the top of this page.

For over 15 years now the school have run outdoor education trips in partnership with the Outward Bound Trust and we am pleased to inform you that we are once again able to offer this opportunity to current S1 students, this coming August.

Are you interested in an Outward Bound Trip?  If so, why not view this video on YouTube: please click here

This years Outward Bound trip takes place from Monday 26th - Friday 30th August 2024 at the Loch Eil Centre, near Fort William.  Planning arrangements are ongoing and we are looking forward to the visit.  
Below are links to some important requirements and pieces of information which we hope you will find useful

What does the Outward Bound Trip involve?

Participating students take part in a wide range of outdoor experiences which include team building and problem solving games and a wide range of activities including sailing, kayaking, raft building, gorge walking, rock climbing, high rope courses, etc. For many the programme will also involve an overnight camping expedition as well participating in the John Muir Discovery Award which involves thinking about the environment and the actions, we can take to conserve it.

 

Why should my child consider taking part in Outward Bound?

Outward Bound have a long track record of providing first class outdoor experiences designed around the personal development of students and their development of important life skills, resilience, and confidence. Participation in an Outward Bound course provides opportunities for students to develop key ‘soft skills’ so important in terms of personal development, achievement at school and in the world of employment. The course also offer students the opportunity to achieve the John Muir Discovery award. 

Payment

Due to continuing support from our Outward Bound sponsor, we are able to offer places on the trip for a capped price of £100 (a substantial saving on the normal cost of Outward Bound courses).

There are currently places for all current S1 students.

To secure a place for your child we ask that you please return this slip plus a £20 deposit no later than Friday 15th December 2023. Preferably payments should be made using the electronic – Parent Pay system. Alternatively, payments can be accepted if made in person at the school office.

Please note that additional assistance towards meeting this cost may also be available through application to the school opportunities fund. If you think this is something that would be of help, please contact Mr Wyllie or your child’s Pupil Support Leader – Miss Murray, Ms McKay or Ms Wilson.

 

22/05/2024: Parent Update – Forms to complete

 

1) To confirm your child’s place on the course, please complete a Participant Information Form by following this link: 

Outward Bound Participant Form

Please complete this at your earlier convenience, however the final deadling is Monday 15th July 2024 to secure your child’s place.

 

This should take around 10 minutes to complete and you will need to register an account to begin.

You can find instructions, a video walkthrough and troubleshooting help here: Completing our Participant Information Form 

The form is only supported on Chrome, Edge, Safari and Firefox browsers. 

Remember to enter the information for the person who will be attending the course.

Once you have completed the form, please inform me of any additional information that would be useful to know as we do not have sight of your form.

 

2) KIC Forms

-As required by the City of Edinburgh Council, any pupils attending a residential school trip must have a parental KIC Single form completed. 

-Additionally, any pupils who have a health condition and take prescribed medication must also have a parental KIC Med form completed.

Your child will bring paper copies of these home, however links to copies of these forms are also below. These forms must be completed and returned to Mr Wyllie/the School Office. 

KIC Single Outward Bound

KICmed Outward Bound