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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

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Learning The Way!

By Katrina Martin, CALLP Education Manager (Job Share) Ever since I stepped into the role of Education Manager for the Outdoor & Woodland Learning Project I have been excited at the prospect of delivering an Outdoor Learning session themed around paths, especially given the variety of paths and access projects CALLP has. Like many of

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Sensory Exploration of the Weather

Sometimes a session has to be altered or rescheduled due to inclement weather. Today it was forecast to blow a hoolie… we revised the plan (no pens and paper, cardboard resources etc, just our warm-clothing-and-waterproof-wrapped bodies written in) and tentatively met at Achiltibuie Primary School before making the final decision on whether to head out.

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Exploring words on Isle Martin

P7s from Ullapool Primary School have been busy this week, exploring Isle Martin on Wednesday and formulating session plans today in preparation for the Share Day. On Wednesday we explored words, starting with a search for nature’s opposites through descriptive words such as “hot” and “cold”, “loud” and quiet”, “rough” and “smooth” and challenged each

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John Muir Trust blog on Hill to Grill

One of our helpers for the Outdoor and Woodland Learning project’s Hill to Grill programme this year was Quinag Conservation Officer Romany Garnett from the John Muir Trust. Here is her blog post about all the activities the Ullapool High School pupils got up to over several days learning where venison comes from. Read it here

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Sensory experience in the woods

Reflection is an important element of our Outdoor Learning sessions. Looking back on the day enables us to remind ourselves of all the things we experienced, and review the aspects that we enjoyed, things we didn’t enjoy so much and explore our thoughts and feelings. There are many different ways that we can reflect. During

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If you head down to the woods today…

…you will find lots of clay creations hiding in the trees! Lochinver P7s successfully led activities in Culag Woods – including a Clay Workshop, Obstacle Course and Wolf Game – during their Share Day with P7s from Ullapool, Achiltibuie, Badcaul, Scoraig and Scourie Primary Schools.

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Woodland Trust blog on Woodland Expansion project

Our partner for the Woodland Expansion project, the Woodland Trust, have written a blog about the Lochinver preschool helping out and learning about tree planting at Druim Suardalain on Assynt Foundation land. Our Outdoor and Woodland Learning project staff were on hand too. Read it here

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From Hill to Grill: Ullapool High School pupils meet their meat

Second year pupils from Ullapool High School spent two days on the hill with professional deer stalkers to learn about wild venison as part of the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership scheme’s (CALLP) Outdoor and Woodland Learning Project. Rangers and stalkers from the Assynt Foundation, John Muir Trust and Highland Council Ranger Service taught

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National Tree Week at Little Assynt Tree Nursery

Last week we celebrated National Tree Week at Little Assynt Tree Nursery with the reopening of our Gaelic Alphabet Tree Trail. Pupils from Lochinver Primary School prepared tags with the Gaelic names for each of the trees and the letter they represent in the Gaelic Alphabet. Pupils then took us on a tour of the trail.

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeTuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 4:28pm

We were delighted to join the #ThanksToYou campaign this year and hold a Coigach and Assynt themed free quiz night for #NationalLottery players. Our event was one of hundreds across the country included in the campaign to say Thank you to...

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeSaturday, December 8th, 2018 at 5:12pm

Final countdown to our #ThanksToYou Quiz night tonight at Coigach Community Hall! Doors open 7:30pm, free entry with a National Lottery ticket or £2 otherwise, under 16s free with an adult, and remember it's BYOB!

Bring your own drinks, we've...

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeWednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 12:42pm

Happy #InternationalMountainDay! #DYK @coigachassynt is one of the largest landscape-scale restoration projects in Europe covering over 635km² https://t.co/Wa0SlDGoHF

#NationalLottery #HLFsupported

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeTuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 1:19pm

It's #InternationalMountainDay so here's what @JohnMuirTrust have been up to with the Suilven Path Repair Project over the last 2 years https://t.co/l3xjAvyKMo #HLFSupported @nature_scot @AssyntFndn

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