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Curriculum for Excellence in action

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Take the classroom outdoors

Bring learning to life

Residential and day experiences that will delight, inform and inspire.

At SU Scotland, we have been delivering school residentials for over 25 years. We boast an experienced and qualified staff who are passionate about working with children and young people, and our Christian ethos means a focus on the individual; helping each pupil to build positive relationships with others, grow in self-esteem and learn to make positive choices. We offer both residential and day experiences and would love to partner with your school to help bring outdoor learning to life.

By choosing Gowanbank, you have the option to explore a wide range of activity packages and tailor the experience to your class or year group. We deliver sessions in line with the Curriculum for Excellence, and aim to introduce pupils to outdoor learning that complements topics covered in the classroom.

Visit our dedicated schools website to find out more.

27 April 2019

Video tour

Are you looking for a venue for a conference or a summer camp or retreat? Gowanbank is located in the beautiful part of Ayrshire, Scotland. You […]
4 August 2022

Meet Marjory – one of Gowanbank’s volunteers

Last year, our gap year placement, Laura, caught up with Marjory who volunteers here on the Gowanbank team. Watch the video to hear about what Marjory […]

"My highlight was seeing my youngsters achieve more than they thought they could. They were so engaged in all the activities which doesn't often happen in the class."

Teacher, Grange Academy