The 3-18 Curriculum for Excellence aims to ensure that all children and young people in Scotland develop the attributes, knowledge and skills that they will need to flourish in life, learning and work.
The knowledge, skills and attributes, learners develop will allow them to demonstrate four key capacities; to be successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
Outdoor Learning is an important approach in the new Curriculum for Excellence.
The Pentland Hills Regional Park provides opportunities for schools to participate in enjoyable, active and challenging activities in an outdoor setting which contributes to delivering the Curriculum for Excellence.
Curriculum areas include Social Studies, Sciences and Health & Wellbeing.
Experiences in the Pentland Hills could include;
Social Studies - People, past events and societies, a class could visit Castlelaw Iron Age Fort and discover how Iron Age people lived and worked.
Sciences - Planet Earth - Biodiversity & interdependence and Processes of the Planet, a class could visit Flotterstone Glen and investigate water and water life in the Glencorse Burn or use the self led Harlaw Biodiversity Trail for around Harlaw Reservoir (copies and pencils available on request).
Social Studies - People, place and environment, a class could visit Bonaly Country Park and discover maps and explore land uses in a countryside setting
If you would like to use a location within the Regional Park or need advice on how to carry out the above topics in the park please contact the Regional Park Service for information. The Service also has a range of equipment that can be borowed.