Working with Schools 2018-04-10T14:25:48+00:00

Providing Outdoor Learning and Adventure through Schools

We are able to support vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, actively developing potential and helping shape their future lives with outdoor learning and adventure activities.

The majority of Outfit Moray’s work is with school groups from Moray, working throughout the school term year.  We can work with groups of up to six or eight children (depending on support required) and our activities can be completely tailored to target different groups’ developmental and behavioural needs. We also work closely with local groups for vulnerable young people.

Working with schools

Outfit Moray uses outdoor adventure activities to actively develop potential, building self-confidence; growing self-esteem; encouraging life skills; increasing happiness and improving health and well-being. We use activities such as abseiling, canoeing and mountain biking to build trust; to challenge; and to provide focus.

Our work naturally supports the Curriculum for Excellence Health and Well-being Experiences and Outcomes across all stages, especially the mental and emotional well-being; social well-being; physical well-being; movement skills, competencies and concepts; cooperation and competition; and evaluating and appreciating experiences. We also explore the importance of nutrition and safe and hygienic practices when in the outdoors, as well as many of the other Experiences and Outcomes such as Literacy across Learning: tools for listening and talking; and understanding, analysing and evaluating.

Outfit Moray can run anything from a one-off activity day; to a full-term of activities, building skills with a particular group.

Examples of what we provide include:

  • One-to-one development opportunities
  • A progressive programme of multiple activities
  • Go Mountain Bike progressive achievement award
  • Paddle Power canoeing progressive achievement award
  • Duke of Edinburgh canoeing and mountain biking expeditions

We’re fully flexible, and are able to work our activities around your needs. To find out more just give us a call on 01343 549 571 to discuss what you have in mind and we’ll work with you to build a suitable programme.

Dear Mrs Bokor,

I just wanted to take the time to thank you and to inform you of how my son’s time with Outfit Moray has helped him.

Before he began the Outfit Moray sessions, he spent most of his play time playing alone. I was also informed how he was not joining in during classroom activities.

However, after his Outfit Moray sessions, his confidence and self esteem has grown. When I picked him up from school, he always seemed so positive, happy. He described to me what tasks he had been able to achieve and also what he had achieved working within a team. The Outfit Moray sessions have been a part of helping my son to learn, develop social skills and soft skills, but most importantly, his own self confidence, so thank you.

St Sylvester's School (parent)

Dear Head,

I just wanted to pen a quick email to thank you and the school for giving J the opportunity to be part of the Ignite Project.

I have seen a real positive difference in J since Christmas. J is more confident at school, he says he’s more settled and that he feels he belongs giving him that sense of inclusion.

The realisation that he can achieve anything he sets out to do has now dawned and he is talking of teaching history in the future.

I am in no doubt that this project has developed his self worth, self esteem and as a result he BELIEVES he can achieve anything he sets out to. J is now seeing opportunities were before he was seeing limitations in himself.

Your hard work in making these projects happen is very much appreciated. It’s totally changed J’s outlook and for that I am very grateful.

An Ignite Parent