School children from Glasgow have taken part in a week-long adventure at Outward Bound’s Loch Eil Centre near Fort William, thanks to a project funded by the ScottishPower Foundation.
The ‘Skills for Scotland’s Future’ project aims to support the development of S2 pupils from four high schools in Glasgow; Castlemilk, St Margret Mary’s, Holyrood & King’s Park.
The children tackled a range of activities designed to challenge boundaries whilst developing skills around goal setting, teamwork, problem solving and leadership. Apprentices and Graduates from ScottishPower were also on hand to support the teams with their activities which included abseiling, raft building and canoeing before embarking on an overnight expedition.
The 48 pupils (12 from each school) then celebrated their achievements at an event in partnership with the Outward Bound Trust in Glasgow. The children delivered presentations about their experiences through role play, song and rhyme to family and friends before receiving their certificates from local MSP James Dornan.
Ann Loughrey, Trustee and Executive Officer, ScottishPower Foundation Trustee said: “The ScottishPower Foundation is delighted once again to be supporting the work of the Outward Bound Trust. The work they are doing to develop the skills of the next generation is an excellent example that highlights our commitment to providing lifelong skills to some of Scotland’s future workforce.”
Martin Davidson, The Outward Bound Trust’s Scottish Director said: "Thanks to the generous financial support provided by the ScottishPower Foundation and the active input of four ScottishPower graduates and apprentices, the ‘Skills for Scotland’s Future’ project really is helping these young people to reach their full potential by providing key life skills for when they leave school."