On Monday 20th June a group of 60 pupils from Auchinleck Academy and Cumnock Academy set off to take part in a joint Adventure and Challenge Course at The Outward Bound Centre, Loch Eil near Fort William. This was an excellent opportunity for pupils and staff of both schools to work collaboratively.
The first activity on arrival was jog and dip, a jump into the cold loch in shorts and t-shirt. Over the course of the week the pupils experienced a variety of physical outdoor activities including an overnight expedition including some stunning beach locations. During each activity pupils were actively learning about the Scottish Outdoor Access Code including their responsibility for the natural environment.
The development and progress made by pupils over the week was outstanding. The change in how pupils thought and felt about themselves was important to build their personal, social and emotional skills so they become more effective individuals, whether in school, life or work.
It was a fantastic week and excellent to see Auchinleck Academy and Cumnock Academy pupils working together.