The Sports & Outdoor Learning Unit developed the Epic Days programme in response to P7 pupils having missed their residential experience this year due to the pandemic; the programme is designed to provide a flavour of the full residential experience in one extended Epic Day.
Due to the introduction of the temporary lockdown and Scottish Government’s timetable for return to Health Protection Levels it has been necessary to delay the start of Epic Days until 17 May. The result of this is that, regrettably, we do not have the capacity to accommodate all P7 classes in the Summer term. For feeder primaries of the Secondary Schools listed below, our intention is to offer the experience as an S1 event in the Autumn term. We will approach Secondaries early in the Summer term with this offer. This will fulfil our commitment to providing an offer to all schools over the next 6 months.
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The Autumn programme for Epic Days will follow an identical format to the summer programme; details are shown below.
An extended day: 10am – 9pm
Outdoor Learning Adventurous activities at Bonaly Scout Centre
A mini expedition in the Pentland Hills
Opportunities for personal challenge and connection with nature
A hot evening meal and campfire experience
Adventurous activities led by specialist qualified instructors with a maximum group size of 10
All existing pupil groupings/bubbles maintained
Enhanced cleaning protocols and risk management in place to protect staff and pupils
No cost to school for cancellation due to Covid (See T&Cs at https://www.experienceoutdoors.org.uk/epic-days)
Cost is £38 per pupil.