Dunoon Grammar School learning centre pupils have returned from a big adventure at Ardroy Outdoor Centre on the shore of Loch Goil. This three day residential formed part of their John Muir Silver Award and involved learning centre pupils exploring hillsides, beaches and taking to the water in canoes. They built dens, made fire and some even made a mud slide down the hill!
The highlight for many was exploring tunnels and following the night line in the dark. Tony Hagan S3 pupil says, “Ardroy was good. I really liked it on the canoes and we went fast. I liked the tunnels, they were scarey.”
Teacher, Liz Miller says, “This residential provided such a rich learning experience for our pupils. Not only were they participating fully in an exciting range of activities which developed their confidence, communication and team building skills but they have also developed independent skills by staying away from home and taking responsibility for their own things.”
The residential would not have been possible without the additional funding given by Dunoon Grammar School PTA, The Karra Downie Fund and the support they received for their sponsored walk. Learning centre staff and pupils would like to express their thanks for the ongoing support they receive from the community. Learning centre pupils hope to return to Ardroy next session and stay for a whole week this time. Watch out for their fundraising activities in the coming future.