Outdoor Learning

Developing new skills through outdoor learning at ESMS

With the mountains and hills of Edinburgh and Scotland on our doorstep, it is no wonder there is a healthy spirit of ambition and adventure at ESMS.

Enthusiastic Hillwalking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Adventure and Winter Skills Clubs complement both the Army and RAF sections of the Combined Cadet Force, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and JASS, the Junior School equivalent of the Duke of Edinburgh award. There is also a programme of twinned, regular outdoor education activities in S1, S2 and S3 led and organized by our own qualified members of staff. These build on our Junior School residential camps for all children from Primary 4 to Primary 7. 

Our children relish the opportunities and thrive on the challenges that are presented to them through outdoor education at ESMS. We believe that the co-curricular and extracurricular programme we provide helps the children to become more confident and to develop skills, interests and friendships that last a life time.

Find out more about Outdoor Learning in the Junior School 

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