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‘Skills for Work’
Adventure Sport & Recreation
The PE Department deliver the SQA Skills for Work Adventure Sport and Recreation Course at Intermediate 1 level at Sir E. Scott School.
This is the 2nd year of delivering this exciting course. It fits well with the principles of Curriculum for Excellence and provides an excellent vehicle for delivering Outdoor learning as part of our school curriculum.
We are accessing the outstanding environment that surrounds us and are not only developing practical skills but fitting children for the future by addressing the four capacities of a Curriculum for Excellence.
We are also developing attitudes and employment skills in our pupils that will prepare them for the future world of work and ultimately gives them an oppotunity to develop both skills and specific qualifications within the Adventure Sports sector.
“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves”
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
‘Skills for Work’
Adventure Sport & Recreation
Welcome to the Physical & Outdoor Education Department
On these pages you will find information regarding the various sports courses that are on offer and the programmes of activities/course content for each school year.
There are also updates on the various sporting activities that are taking place both within school and extra-curricular and a summary of sporting achievements.
There is also section dedicated to the
John Muir Award
which is being delivered in S1 and S2
There is also a section dedicated to the
Skills for Work Adventure Sport and Recreation Course.
with a list of resources and tasks for home study.
** Sporting Achievement **
click on the page link below to access all of this years news.
We hope you find these pages informative and any feedback will be gladly received.
Lewis and Harris Cross Country Series ……
………the story so far!
Click on the link to read the latest report of all the athletes who are currently competing in this years X Country series. With one race to go many of our SES pupils are in contention for top 3 placings. Well done so far.
Physical & Outdoor Education Department
Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor learning
Outdoor learning experiences are often remembered for a lifetime.
At Sir E.Scott we integrate learning and outdoor experiences to provide relevance and depth to the curriculum in ways that are difficult to achieve indoors.
The PE Department’s vision is that the development of the whole person through an adventurous approach to learning are at the core of outdoor learning.
These outdoor learning opportunities help young people to make connections within and across curriculum areas and enable them to become resilient, responsible citizens and successful lifelong learners.
It’s good for your mind and soul to be in the outdoor classroom. The elements of sea, land and sky are awesome and exhilarating. The wild places we are learning in bring you close to the natural world that we all see each day, but often only from a distance. It’s active learning and enjoyable, challenging and sometimes even fearful ‘ SES John Muir Award Teacher
Curriculum for Excellence
Click on the link to download the S1and S2 CfE PE courses
Isle of Harris Kayak Club
The Harris Kayak club meets on a Wednesday night during the winter months(October-April) Coaching sessions are in the swimming pool from 7.30-9pm
After the Easter holidays the club meets on West Loch Tarbert and delivers coaching session and guided trips for all abilities.
All of the necessary equipment is provided and the coaching is delivered by BCU qualified coaches.
Click on the link to go to the club website to get further information.
Isle of Harris Kayak Club – Broken link!
Sir E. Scott School
The John Muir Award
The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme which focuses on discovering, exploring and conserving wild places.
Within a flexible framework pupils in S1 and S2 will be able to discover, explore, conserve and share their experiences through an innovative cross-curricular approach.
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks”
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world”
Click the link to view the
S2 ‘Explorer’ Programme
Explore its wildness
Tune in to a wild place, travel extensively through it, understand and appreciate more about it. Experience your wild place, enjoy it, become familiar with it…
…walking, camping, canoeing, sitting, looking, environmental games, scavenger hunts, sensory activities, map making, historical research, wildlife survey, poetry, art, photography, diaries etc
“The most important skill to develop is not identifying species or rock types, but simply noticing detail, large or small, in the landscape” – Rob Collister
Click on the links to view the itinerary for the S2 Explorer Programme.
“Today we set off to Luskentyre beach and around the coastline – it was a beautiful day. It felt really good when we saw the waves crashing onto the rocks…..we saw different kinds of old houses and lazy beds and were looking through the telescope at different kinds of birds. It was a great place to go to and it was a very good day and a wonderful experience”
Stuart Morrison- S1 Pupil
Skills for Work’ Adventure Sport
S3 and S4 SfW students.
Click on the appropriate link below to access the relevant resource.
Sea Kayaking websites
Click on the link.
Weather and Tidal Planning – Templates and links
Click on the link.
The Hebridean Weather Station is an excellent resource for a wide variety of information on weather. It also has a link to a ship and flight tracker (AIS), so you can check which boats/planes are passing the Hebrides by sea and air!
When you are researching the land weather forecast it is good practice to always check 2/3 sites to get a good overall idea of what is being predicted.
When Tidal planning always check the Met Inshore Forecast to find out if it is wind with or against tide………it can make a huge difference to the sea conditions!
Mountain Biking Resources
Hillwalking and the National Navigation Award
Click on the link to access the relevant resources