Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Nat 5/6 Urban 'Road Trip'

National 5&6 pupils set off on a 'straight line' trip from the edge to the centre of Glasgow. On the way they noted environmental changes, changes in land use, building style and age. A fine selection field sketches were produced while standing on a walkway over the Expressway (while passing drivers hooted their horns). Finally the city centre was in sight and thoughts turned to lunch. A quick survey upon pupil's return to the meeting point revealed that they had indulged in a varied range of fast food options and full points were awarded to the boys who were actually paid to eat a free lunch - well done! A bit of 'unofficial' shopping may also have been squeezed into the time.
The final destination was around the redeveloped Gorbals area of the city which everyone agreed now appreared to be a very desirable area and not what had been expected.
More pictures can be seen on the National 4/5/6 link at the right hand side of this page.

S2 Orienteering at Mugdock Country Park

Our first trip of the new session saw S2 heading to Mugdock Country Park to experiment with their new-found map reading skills. After an introduction to the park from one of the Mugdock rangers the pupils headed off at timed intervals around the 'basic' orienteering course. Despite a few detours on the way (did you LOOK at the map?) everyone returned in good time for an early lunch. Pupils then chose a small part to attempt from the larger and more demanding main orienteering course.
Well done to everyone who took part.
More pictures can be viewed by clicking on the CfE S2 link at the right hand side of this page.