MY Adventure is your ideal partner to deliver a rich breadth of educational opportunities and experiences to your pupils.
Day trips, activity days, camps or cycling to places of interest
Bike Maintenance Courses, including recognised Qualifications
Paddlesport (Canoeing) & GoMTB (Mountain Biking) Courses
Duke of Edinburgh Schemes & Expedition Assessors
Junior Award Scheme and John Muir Awards
A range of outdoor, adventure and cycling activities tailored to support virtually any educational outcome
As you are fully aware the Curriculum for Excellence sets out a vision for our children and Young People. A vision, according to Keith Brown, Minister for Skills & Lifelong Learning where learning does not take place solely within educational buildings. ‘The Outdoor environment’, states Mr Brown, ‘has massive potential for learning. We are extremely fortunate to have such rich urban environments on our doorstep and our children and young people’s learning experiences can be enhanced by maximising the potential of the outdoors.’
We are a fully vetted and are an approved provider (City of Edinburgh Council) of outdoor activities as well as holders of the Adventure Activities Licence for our range of activities.
All our staff are trained, appropriately qualified and members of the PVG Scheme
We are a social enterprise so have excellent competitive rates sympathetic to schools and employ instructors highly skilled at engaging the most disaffected and challenging pupils
We are highly flexible and can fit round most timetable restrictions
We are already delivering activities to 16 schools in Edinburgh!
We have enabled 5 primary schools in Edinburgh to be the only schools to meet the Edinburgh councils own target of ‘every pupil in primary 6 to receive cycle training and road safety’ because we are the only provider in Edinburgh who have sufficient bikes to lend every pupil a bike so they can participate and the use of tandems for training and inclusion purposes.
There are numerous ways MY Adventure can use the outdoors to deliver the curriculum for excellence and aid the development of your pupils for example:
Engaging a pupil in a JAS (Junior Duke of Edinburgh Award programme) meets the followin curriculum outcomes
‘Representing my class, school and/or wider community encourages my self-worth and confidence and allows me to contribute to and participate in society.’ (HWB 0-12a / HWB 1-12a / HWB 2-12a / HWB 3-12a / HWB 4-12a,) Through contributing my views, time and talents, I play a part in bringing about positive change in my school and wider community. (HWB 0-13a / HWB 1-13a / HWB 2-13a / HWB 3-13a / HWB 4-13a)
Taking part in and planning together adventure activities meets outcomes such as
‘I am learning to assess and manage risk, to protect myself and others, and to reduce the potential for harm when possible.’ (HWB 0-16a / HWB 1-16a / HWB 2-16a / HWB 3-16a / HWB 4-16a)
Bikeability & Expeditions meet outcomes such as
‘I know and can demonstrate how to travel safely’. (HWB 0-18a / HWB 1-18a / HWB 2-18a / HWB 3-18a / HWB 4-18a)
Map reading and route or activity planning at (at an age appropriate level can easily meet outcomes such as
‘I can tell the time using 12 hour clocks, realising there is a link with 24 hour notation, explain how it impacts on my daily routine and ensure that I am organised and ready for events throughout my day’. (MNU 1-10a)
‘Using simple time periods, I can work out how long a journey will take, the speed travelled at or distance covered, using my knowledge of the link between time, speed and distance.’ (MNU 3-10a)
I can use and interpret electronic and paper-based timetables and schedules to plan events and activities, and make time calculations as part of my planning. (MNU 2-10a)
I can evaluate and interpret raw and graphical data using a variety of methods, comment on relationships I observe within the data and communicate my findings to others. (MNU 4-20a)