Morrison’s Academy pupils got out and about during the Easter holidays.

Morrison’s Academy pupils got out and about during the Easter holidays.

The 1st XV rugby and 1st XI hockey teams spent a week in Barcelona playing local teams, visiting the sites and enjoying the beach and local cuisine.

On their return, a number then headed off to the hills to tackle their Gold Duke of Edinburgh practice expeditions, whilst some S4 pupils undertook their Silver practice expeditions with the Abernethy Trust. They walked through stunning local countryside around Glen Quaich, Auchnafree, Invergeldie and Glen Lednock, seeing red kites, red squirrels, frogs and tadpoles aplenty and even some weasels and stoats.

Back at school, S3 geographers headed to Loch Lomond for a day to gather data for their projects on the impact of tourism in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. They looked at the causes of footpath erosion, interviewed a park ranger about the impact of visitor numbers on the wildlife and countryside, and interviewed passers-by to understand their reasons for visiting the area.