Curriculum for Excellence
There is recognition that all Scout Sections are involved in a balanced programme in which they work across zones progressively, developing skills and attributes to obtain challenge badges and gain Chief Scout Awards and D of E Certification. This links directly to the Curriculum for Excellence being pursued by local schools.
In the words of one head teacher she was not only interested in children learning in school but also what they learned outwith school. The concept is ‘bringing learning to life and life to learning’.
As a result of this recognition, Greenock and District Scouts are working together with all Inverclyde Primary Schools to demonstrate what Scouting has to offer to our local children.
In part, this is being done by offering the use of our Everton Scout Camp as an outdoor classroom (the biggest in Inverclyde) where 40 acres of ground are available for outdoor study and recreation.
The first school to take advantage of this offer was St Micheal’s Primary Port Glasgow when, on a cold, fresh and blustery March day, a Primary 4 class enjoyed a few hours of outdoor study and adventure.
It is expected that other schools will make use of what Everton has to offer in the near future.
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