One hundred and thirty five Year 9 and Year 10 students went on their Summer Term House expedition last weekend. Staying local, they enjoyed the delights of the Moray Firth coastline and the fine, sunny weather. All camped out on Friday night and on Saturday they enjoyed a range of activities such as walking and exploring the coastline, surfing and sailing. It was an excellent way to come together to celebrate the end of the House expedition year.
Bruce - hiked along the Moray Coastal Path to ‘The Cove’, near Clashaich Quarry, where we set up camp. Friday night was spent playing beach cricket and, after supper, toasting marshmallows and making ‘S'mores’. After breakfast, the boys followed the shoreline to the wreckage of a small fishing boat before returning to camp and then to school after lunch. The weather made for a fantastic exped.
Cumming - travelled along the coast to Sandend for a surfing lesson with Suds Surf School and Scot Surf. The waves were small but perfect for learning.
Hopeman - enjoyed a fabulously sunny 10km hike along the Moray coastal path on Friday evening, enjoying the views, some of the archaeological history of the caves, passing the old Hopeman House on the clifftop in Hopeman, and an icecream at the harbour! On Saturday a trip to Landmark made a super finale to the expedition!
Plewlands - spent a wonderfully relaxed Friday evening at Roseisle beach, camping on the dunes. Rounders and Capture The Flag were the evening’s entertainment followed by roasting marshmallows and chocolate-smothered bananas on the camp fire. Saturday’s weather was equally glorious. With the tide fully out and a beautiful beach to enjoy the girls walked back to school following the Moray Coast trail, enjoying two very welcome stops: Burghead for ice cream and Hopeman for a picnic lunch. One of the Year 9 girls, Jina, had never seen a tent before, but she soon got to grips with setting it up and was proud of herself afterwards. Well done Jina!
Round Square - walked to Lossiemouth on the coastal path after a night in the woods where the boys built their own shelter.
Windmill - also went to Roseisle to camp in tents in the forest by the beach. The girls had a BBQ followed by chocolate bananas for supper and then had a sandcastle competition. There was an amazing sunset although it did not get dark until 11.30pm!. On the Saturday morning, after a cooked breakfast, they all walked to Findhorn along the beach and had a picnic lunch before doing some dingy sailing and power boating.