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Going Wild in the Woods

Last week our 7 day Woodland Activity Leader Training came to an end. This is a little sum up of the week! What are the benefits of outdoor education?: exercise, resilience, learning coping strategies, risk awareness, sustainability, build immune system, develop skills such as problem solving, confidence, suits different learning styles, love and respect for

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Sounds around Suilven

The crunch of gravel underfoot… leaves rustling in the breeze… birds singing… the odd giggle (or scuffle!). And the quiet stillness in between. If you happened to be down at Glencanisp yesterday afternoon, you may have been surprised to suddenly happen across eleven mostly-silent 8-10 year-olds. It was certainly a surprise for us to discover

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A Beautiful Day for a Beach Clean!

A big thank you to those that turned out for our Badentarbert Beach clean on the 20th with High Life Highland Ranger Jenny. We couldn’t of asked for a better day! The sun was shining, and we had beautiful views across to Tanera Mor. Achiltiebuie Primary School even joined us in the morning and picked

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The challenges and joys of Outdoor learning in the North West highlands.

It can be challenging matching the weather with a suitable location and delivering the theme that schools are currently working on – here’s why? We had an interesting time last week at the Outdoor and Woodland Learning Project here in the CALL corner of the North West Highlands.  Working with Achiltibuie Nursery and Primary Schools

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Mindfulness in the Woods

Mindfulness is a word that is becoming more common to hear and a practice that is growing and benefitting many people from all walks of life in our society. Simply put, it is a mental state achieved by focusing awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting feelings, thoughts, and physical sensations. We

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A hill walk celebration

The P7 John Muir Award finale involved a hill walk up Quinag today. We were guided safely up the mountain by several mountain leaders, including the head teacher of Ullapool High School, Robbie McFedries who joined us to spend some quality time with next academic year’s S1s. It was wonderful seeing how the P7s from

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Twenty-nine teens, four days, and an Island

Early last Tuesday morning, twenty-nine Ullapool High School S1 students arrived on Isle Martin and set up camp for a four-day residential trip. During this time, they took part in various activities including kayaking, den-building, bird-spotting, seashore exploration, woodland immersion, and a mini-expedition to another part of the island. And there was plenty of time

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John Muir Award “spring”-ing back into action

As the daffodils bloom, buds emerge on trees and the mornings are increasingly filled with the poetic profanities of birds beginning to stake their claim on nesting sites and seek mates, so too our John Muir Award is springing into action after a brief winter hibernation. Kicking off with a whole year group session on

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Ullapool High School Students Survive The Iron Age!

Ullapool High School S2s stepped back in time on a windy, autumnal day at Clachtoll Broch earlier this month. Three main tasks had been prepared for the pupils, enabling them to delve further into their exploration of the local history as they work towards their Archaeology Scotland Heritage Hero Awards. The tepee was set up

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeTuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 5:05pm

Our Latest Woodland Artisan Workshops! Chris will be travelling round CALL teaching the art of Whittling. Please see posters for dates and times. Why not try out a taster course, if you like it come join us on Monday evenings on the run up to...

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeMonday, October 14th, 2019 at 4:53pm

Join Elphin Craft Circle Group and Jan Kilpatrick 2-4pm Saturday 9th November for the unveiling and celebration of their community-made textile wall-hanging depicting life in Elphin – past and present.

There will also be refreshments and a local history display.

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeWednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 6:18pm
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeWednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 1:19pm

Upcoming whittling workshops as part of our Woodland Artisan project with Assynt Leisure Centre.

Intro to whittling Sat 2nd Nov Lochinver, Sun 3rd Nov Achiltibuie

Whittling course, 4 workshops, Monday Evenings 25th Nov to 16th Dec

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