On the 7th of March primary 2/3 visited RSPB Loch Leven as part of their topic ‘Living Things’. We had a great day outdoors with the RSPB team! We were learning about the variety of living things in both the woodlands and the wetlands. In particular, the class really enjoyed going on a minibeast hunt, pond dipping and learning all about the endangered bird – the Lapwing. Although the weather was a little miserable we were all wrapped up and had a fantastic day outdoors!
Portmoak Primary was asked to present our work on the Scotlandwell Wash House project as an example of good practice in partnership working for outdoor learning. The presentation was part of a whole day outdoor learning event, which was organised by Education Scotland and attended by representatives from most of Scotland’s 32 Local Authorities as well as representatives from organisations such as SNH, Forestry Commission, Historic Scotland, John Muir Award and many more. The programme can be viewed on this link: Final Programme 2 March
Mrs Black and Mrs Gordon delivered the following presentation on the day. Outdoor Learning Portmoak
The audience were very complimentary about the work we are doing and about our wonderful school grounds. The network event was a great opportunity for a little school like ours to get recognition on a national stage.
Primary 7 will be attending an outdoor residential experience at Dalguise Outdoor Centre on 23rd May 2012.
We are going with Fossoway, Cleish, Kinross and Milnathort Primaries as part of transition arrangements up to Kinross High School.
Bus transport to and from Dalguise will be arranged from a central location and is included in the price of the trip.