Wednesday, 30 October 2013

S3 Geography Trip to St Mirren Football Club
We headed off to St Mirren Football Club in Paisley as part of our ‘Geography of Football’ course.
After visiting the site of the old Love Street stadium we were very impressed with the new purpose built stadium. Our full guided tour took in the changing rooms, kit room (those socks could do with a wee dab of Vanish!), trophy cabinet (there were a few spaces) and the conference suite.
We were amazed by the range of different jobs and were very impressed that the club has created a community hub for the area and it is not just football that goes on there!
After a photo opportunity on the pitch with the League Cup we discovered why the new site was chosen and the many benefits it has brought to the club and surrounding area.

Our trip was rounded off with a kick-about in the new £250,000 training dome - some took it a bit more seriously than others. The dome is is the only one of its kind in the UK at the moment.
Many thanks to everone at St Mirren for making us feel so welcome and especially to Ross for his fantastic tour guide skills.

Monday, 21 October 2013

S2 Orienteering - Mugdock Country Park
Our first excursion of the new term saw our brave S2 orienteers finding their way around Mugdock Country Park using their newly aquired map skills.
Some took the challenge to a whole new level and seem to have gone a bit 'Bear Grylls' once out in the woods. We're not sure if they hunted down their lunch or just survived on pocket rations (lots of sweets) but they did return completely covered in mud and bits of foliage....others preferred the relative safety of the play park after completing the course.
Well done to everyone for taking part!