Pupils From Northumberland Make Virtual Trip to Glenalmond

Around 30 pupils from Mowden Hall School in Northumberland made a virtual visit to Glenalmond College today (Friday 5th June) to take part in a day of intrigue and adventure, as part of a brand new initiative.

The visit, the school’s first ever Virtual Taster Day for junior school children, saw the pupils take part in a full day of challenges, including breaking secret codes and heading on a virtual adventure round the school’s 300 acre campus and the nearby “Sma Glen.”

 This exciting day for the junior school pupils is a pilot of a Virtual Taster Day experience which the school now plans to offer to pupils in other junior schools, in Scotland, elsewhere in the UK and around the world.

 The initiative follows two successful Virtual Open Days held by Glenalmond in May with the next Virtual Open Day taking place next Saturday, June 13th.This event, which is free and open to all, will allow families all over the world to enjoy a stroll through the school’s stunning 300 acres of grounds in rural Perthshire and chat live with members of staff - from the comfort of their own homes.

Dr Michael Alderson, Head of Glenalmond College, said he is very much looking forward to welcoming visitors to next weekend’s Virtual Open Day, which will offer an exciting new way to enjoy a visit to the school, which has around 360 pupils, aged 12 to 18.

 “We are delighted by how well our first ever Virtual Taster Day for pupils has gone and we hope that by taking the young people on a virtual adventure on our grounds we have been able to share a taste of the superb environment for learning we have here in rural Perthshire,” said Dr Alderson.

There has already been keen interest in attending next Saturday’s Open Day,which will offer people of all ages and locations an opportunity to have a keen understanding of what sets the school apart. It will include a bird’s eye view of the school from the air during the virtual tour and an opportunity to hear from former pupils describing their experiences at the school.