Read through some testimonials from people who have been at Benmore Centre.
Graeme Adams (Senior Instructor)
Benmore Centre 10 December 2013
I am writing to thank you and all the staff at Benmore for the fantastic time we
had with you last week.The pupils not only had a great opportunity to try different
outdoor activities, but were supported to work together and think for themselves.
Throughout the week, I observed high quality interaction between the instructors
and pupils so they were challenged to achieve their best.They had the opportunity
to learn new skills and find out about the local environment. In addition to this
the social side of the week helped pupils to get to know children they did not
usually work with. It was clear from very early in the week that instructors
had a really clear knowledge of pupils and their needs.
Of particular value were the evening activities you organised and I believe this
aspect of Benmore helps you stand out from other outdoor education centres.
The food throughout the week was excellent and served by people who went
the extra mile to make sure the pupils were well fed and had energy for all of
the activities. Our Christmas dinner and torchlight cooked breakfast were
I would appreciate if you would pass on my thanks to all staff at Benmore
who made our week so special.Our Primary 7 pupils were walking about a
foot taller around the school yesterday and were glowing with confidence.
I look forward to coming along
with another group of Primary 7s next year.
Have a lovely Christmas and New Year.
Mrs. Jane Nieminska
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all your staff for a wonderful week at Benmore last week. We had a fabulous time and all the children have returned full of enthusiasm for the activities they participated in.
I was so glad I was able to come along this year and hope to return again in the future.
I won’t be back next year as my son will be in the party. I would love to organise another staff weekend so Isabel if you could give me some available dates in March / April that would be great. Thank you once again,
Alison Mclean Depute Head Teacher
I would like to thank you and all your staff at Benmore centre for giving my daughter Erin the opportunity to attend camp last week.
She arrived on crutches and left walking, jumping, skipping .
She had an amazing time and really enjoyed the experience and without your teams help in building her confidence I don't think she would have reached this stage so soon. So a really big thank you once again.
Shiona Campbell Sept 30th 2013
The quality of the course, the friendly and helpful staff that the children are given is a good balance of learning experiences in the outdoors.
St Johns Primary school
For providing a guiding hand or a boot to stand on, consideration for when gentle persuasion or a big nudge was required and for the unending enthusiasm and most of all for making it fun. 2012 was about ”inspiring a generation” : at Benmore you managed to inspire parents and children to enjoy outdoor activities. Big thanks
From all at Roseburn PTA
Many thanks again for a wonderful weekend. Apart from the activities etc., it’s like meeting up with really good friends or family. We are made so welcome. Much love
Alison Fraser group.
Thank you for making it possible for us to have a lovely time kayaking on a Scottish loch
Mrs Large and family
Really enjoyed week, pupils very enthusiastic. Thank very much. Why have we not been here for 10 years?
Linithgow Primary school
I am writing to say thank you for the lovely food that you made for us on our stay at Benmore last week. My favourite meal was the fish and chips but all of the meals were really nice and were a great part of the stay. I had a brilliant time at Benmore. The activities were amazing fun especially kayaking which actually made me want to buy a kayak. Thank you again for the food. I hope to come again
St Johns P7 pupil
A very belated big THANK YOU to one and all for yet another fantastic week for our first year pupils with you all in Benmore. The pupils have all produced beautiful diaries recalling all of their experiences and created exiting posters filled with action packed photographs. These displays created lots of positive discussion at Open Day on Saturday. On a personal level it was lovely to see you all again and work outwith my own comfort zone once again in Benmore, I look forward to seeing you all again next year. Thank you again
George Heriots School
Teacher September 2012