During the warmer months of the year, every junior class (forms 1 – 4) is taken for a day of outdoor pursuits, usually in the local Perthshire countryside. Their adventure day helps the children to bond and to learn to work as a team, but also it also helps to develop personal skills and values such as self-reliance and self- belief. There have been numerous educational studies which show that children learn better in the classroom when their learning extends beyond the classroom.
Safety is paramount and qualified instruction is provided for us by qualified instructors and we usually use the facilities of local outdoor centres, which are registered with the Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority.
Activities include kayaking, high ropes, low ropes, crate building, gorge walking, sailing, canoeing and archery. We also take every children out on overnight camps in the summer term. The school is well equipped with modern, high quality camping equipment, which was kindly provided by the Friends of Ardvreck. The equipment includes Vango Equinox tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, rucksacks and cooking equipment. Camping takes place locally at private locations, which gives the children a flavour of the wild camping experience.