The school's commitment to outdoor education is shown by the activities we offer. All young people here participate in the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh scheme and many progress through to the Silver and Gold awards. At the start of the summer term our current S4 spent five days learning how to work and live together on a sail boat with the Ocean Youth Trust while our new S1 group recently completed the Adventure and Challenge course at Loch Eil Outward Bound. Picture above shows S1 with their certificates.
Mr Donald Smith (above right) who co-ordinates the Outward Bound trip and is a pivotal member of the Duke of Edinburgh team stated ‘We are delighted to receive this award. Outdoor learning plays an important role at Kinlochleven High School from five day residential courses to the John Muir Award, Eco Schools and to simply using our village and countryside to help make learning more active and interesting. We believe that the ‘great outdoors’ helps our young people to unlock their true potential and prepares them for the unforeseen challenges they may face later in life. ‘