Let’s Go Walking!

Not too long ago, the Primary Six children were invited to take part in a very exciting (and tiring) session of hillwalking.  This was organised through our involvement in the Extended Schools Programme and ran under the guidance of Phil and Colm Clarke, two very experienced leaders in the field of hillwalking and mountaineering.

The children had a great time over the two days and we thought you’d like to hear what they got up to, first hand.  So read on, to find out more about their activities:

We left the school at 9:15, after we got sorted with boots, socks and bags.  We arrived, and everyone went to the bathroom.  We did a check that we had everything before the walk started and then we got a class picture taken.  We started to walk, then we stopped at the river and learned about the red squirrel.  They kill the grey squirrels!” – Leona

It was really steep, I fell five times and Kayleigh nearly fell once.  There was a small waterfall and a tree that fell over the stream.  There was a tree that someone had chopped down and it was fifty years of age!”  – Sara

We started the long walk up the mountain and could see a magnificent sight.  The view went on for miles.  Then we continued on our journey to the giant stone.  I couldn’t wait to reach that stone!  When we reached the giant stone, we were over the moon to reach our destination!  Once everyone else reached the top, we tried to push over the stone to see if we could see Bendonner, the Scottish giant, who got crushed!”  – Ronan

Once the walk had finished, we had hot chocolate.  Then we walked back to the bus and got changed back into our normal clothes.  It was a wonderful trip, I loved it so much!” – Sarah


A big Primary Six thank you to Phil and Colm who looked after the walkers (including the adults), making our hillwalking day informative and interesting!

There were plenty of tired faces on the bus journey home.😴😴

One comment

Fantastic to ‘get going’ in the outdoors and not a console in sight….

by John Campbell on December 6, 2017 at 10:16 pm #

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