GIRLS from the Queen’s Lower School have been on a Scottish adventure to help protect the natural habitat.
The youngsters took part in an expedition to the central highlands and returned with an award under their belts.
In torrential rain on Loch Tay, the girls completed outdoor and team activities such as orienteering, canoeing and mountain hiking. The rain prevented the girls from the gorge walking activity planned, as the rivers had swollen to hazardous depths but it failed to deter them in their other less dangerous tasks.
They took part in the John Muir Award scheme, taking time out from their activities to protect and preserve the habitats of endangered wild creatures. The scheme aims to encourage awareness and responsibility for the environment.
Imogen Chappell, 10, said: “We continued doing activities despite the weather and really enjoyed ourselves. I loved the canoeing -we paddled down the river to the loch, landing on islands and paddling through reed beds.”
Headteacher Felicity Taylor said: ‘The girls and staff had a wonderful time. The sense of true adventure and real freedom they experienced is an excellent alternative to the lives that most children lead today.”