We use modern re-curve wooden bows in a variety of sizes to suit the budding archer’s needs. We have qualified instructors who will work with you on achieving that perfect score. Archery is a very enjoyable and addictive activity that will suit any age group and all abilities. We use a wide range of venues around Moray. Bushcraft skills have become increasingly popular in recent years and this is a great activity for young people to learn about fire craft, outdoor cooking, shelter building and the environment. Using skills that are fast disappearing in the modern world, participants will gather materials to build a fire and then learn how light it, using traditional fire lighting materials before cooking snacks over the open camp fire. They will also learn how to build a shelter and about our impact on the environment we live in.
Spend your day in the Music Department developing your performing skills as part of a band. Come as a ready-formed band or as an individual player wishing to join with others (existing instrumental skills would be helpful but not essential). The morning is your chance to rehearse and the afternoon will be your performance opportunity, playing a 'mini gig' to the other pupils taking part in the activity day.
Make a shell mobile, celebration card or even make a creative craft item incorporating re-used computer parts. Just a few ideas you could do with the variety of craft items that will be available for the creative crafters.
Test out your problem solving skills in the morning and your drawing technique in the afternoon. Elgin Museum will be staging various activities, including a CSI style mystery for us to solve using brain power and archaeological skills. In the afternoon an expert on archaeological drawing will be coming from the South of Scotland to run a special session to show you the tricks of the trade.
Do you enjoy dancing and choreographing routines?
Come along for a day of dance. Learn and perform routines in the morning and choreograph routines in the afternoon.
Comfortable clothes, packed lunch and water bottle required.
Enjoy talking and competing with friends with the game favourites of Uno and Monopoly? More into word games and deduction with Anomia or Codenames? Want a challenge with a range of 2D and 3D puzzles? Do you play games online and haven't realised many of these started as board games? Seriously competitive and want to take part in a tournament?
The EA Games Expo has got you covered.
Bubble Balls, NERF wars, Laser Tag and goggle football.
Try something super fun and active!
All taking place in the games hall or outside, depending on the weather.
At this time of year on our 2.5hr trips the mackerel have just arrived, so fingers crossed it will be mackerel, cod, wrasse, octopus and maybe if someone is lucky the occasional dog fish. Number of fish caught just depends but if the mackerel are in we have had people walk away with over 50 fish each. We do practice catch and release on the boat but it is up to the individual if they wish to do this.
Enjoy a day of football fun - practise your skills and have some games. A great way to keep fit and learn from experienced coaches. Including Goggle Football and other highlights. This will take place outside unless the weather is extremely wet.
Come to the Biology department to do some crafty upcycling, you choose what you want to do, maybe some beeswax wraps? Perhaps a bit of gardening to make you feel good and perhaps have a picnic lunch in the school garden.
Gorge Walking takes you well off the beaten track, through an exhilarating landscape of waterfalls, plunge pools and fast-moving water, carved at the bottom of the ravine. Our instructors will help you negotiate the gorge, with waterfalls to be climbed, slides to be descended, jumps to be jumped and pools to be swum. We will supply warm winter wet suits and wet suit boots to keep you warm while you enjoy the thrill of a lifetime.
If dance, drama or song interests you, then come to the Greek Theatre Day to explore the ancient play 'The Bacchae', a gruesome and high-energy tale of madness, revenge and tragedy. You will explore and perform Euripides' famous play which tells the tale of the downfall of King Pentheus at the hands of the god of wine, theatre and partying, Dionysus. No experience of theatre or Greek necessary - everyone is welcome!
Spend the day at Equus Riding Centre in Roseisle; grooming, tacking-up, riding in the school and in the forest, learning all about horses and how to care for them. It doesn't matter if you've never been on a horse before or if you've been riding for years, you're sure to have fun and learn something new.
Whether you are on a loch or bobbing down a rapid on a river, Outfit Moray has everything you need to have a day to remember. More manoeuvrable than canoes, kayaks are great for negotiating a rapid or for learning skills and playing games on lochs. We can teach beginners the basics or improve the skills of more advanced paddlers. We provide you with all the kit you need to keep you warm and safe including wet suits, cagoules, a paddle, buoyancy aids and helmets. All you need is some sun cream and a towel just in case!
A day of fun, discovery and adventure! The Timber Trail, Wild Water Coaster, Fire Tower and the Pinnacle - just a few of the exciting activities on offer. Also try the newest attractions: Ropeworx - a testing aerial rope access trail through the pine canopy; Skydive - two thrilling 15 metre leaps into space!
Additional Information: Wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes.
Assemble and connect the LEGO pieces to construct vehicles and buildings (some instruction booklets will be available) or just unleash your creative powers and build the creations of your imagination.
This will begin with skills and warm up around Elgin Academy, followed by Mountain Biking in the Oakwoods, Elgin. The session is aimed at those who have a mountain bike and have some experience. A coach will be on hand to help you improve your skills on the bike. You must have a reasonable level of fitness, a mountain bike, helmet and gloves.
Learn to play Petanque, a French game similar to bowls but played with all round metal balls, followed by mini-tournaments.
In Petanque the objective is to score points by having boules closer to the target than your opponent after all boules have been thrown. This is achieved by projecting boules closer to the small target ball or by hitting the opponents' boules away from the target, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground.
Afterwards, you can enjoy some short tennis. These activities will be outside, so dress appropriately.
We will be using the camera controls and different types of light to create a range of effects and explore different photography techniques. We will be walking and taking photos on phones or cameras.
You must bring a packed lunch, shoes suitable for walking and a jacket, plus the most important element - a phone or a camera!
Play in a Day is where pupils are given the opportunity to create a performance in a day making full use of costume, make-up, props, lighting and sound. Pupils will be given a range of ideas they can base their pieces on, the performances will be done in small groups and will be performed in the afternoon!
Rock climbing / abseiling is an enjoyable experience even for those who are a little afraid of heights. The venues we use are great places for groups and have great picnic spots to boot. On the rock, our qualified instructors will make your experience safe and as enjoyable as possible and can give you the skills you need to continue climbing on your own. We supply you with all technical equipment needed, including helmets, harnesses and rock shoes. The only thing you have to bring is a passion for adventure!
Stand-up paddle boarding in Lossiemouth - going out from either Lossiemouth West beach or the lagoon around by the East beach. Pupils need to bring a packed lunch, a towel and a pair of shoes to wear in the water (or on the boards).
Your chance to try the Sport of Kings. Full instruction and all equipment will be provided at one of Moray's beautiful beaches, no experience necessary. Not sure it's for you? Ask Mr Reid for further details.
Tree climbing is an exciting activity that can build confidence and, according to a recent study from the University of North Florida, it can also improve cognitive skills, all whilst bringing you closer to nature and giving you a bird's eye view as your reward. An element of co-operation means it's an ideal team building exercise, encouraging communication and trust between climbers whilst testing your co-ordination and balance skills!
Bushcraft skills have become increasingly popular in recent years and this is a great activity for young people to learn about fire craft, outdoor cooking, shelter building and the environment. Using skills that are fast disappearing in the modern world, participants will gather materials to build a fire and then learn how light it, using traditional fire lighting materials before cooking snacks over the open camp fire. They will also learn how to build a shelter and about our impact on the environment we live in.
Please note the Bushcraft element of this activity is the same as for the "Archery & Bushcraft" activity. You will therefore only be assigned to a maximum of one of these activities.
Come along to the Art department and design your own Graphic Design for your T-shirt. You will have access to the computers to research and print images to create this or you can use your amazing art skills and draw / paint your design. Using professional transfer paper you will then apply the design to your T- shirt.
Along with your fantastic 'one of kind' T-shirt design you will have the chance to use Sharpie markers to complete one of the following:
• Design a white mug
• Design 2 coasters
• Design a small canvas
You need to bring your own t-shirt. All other materials will be provided.
Tyrolean traverses were first used in the Mountains of the Tyrol Region of Austria to make inaccessible areas more accessible. We have a number of venues across Moray that we use for this activity which challenges teamwork, rope skills and bravery. Team Games are a number of small challenges that will require teamwork, co-operation and ingenuity in order to succeed. The challenges will be tailored to the people undertaking them to make sure they challenge and entertain in equal measure. A great way to have a good time, your team challenge session can be arranged to reach a grand finale where you must decipher a code to disable explosives, or to collect keys to enter the mystery box. If you are truly successful you might even win a prize.
With over 2km of zip wires in the forests of Alvie Estate to blast around on, you will start at the top of a beautiful gorge and zip line all the way to the bottom, going from one zip slide to another under the safety of our zip instructors. All safety equipment will be provided.