Pupils claim Ben Chonzie as their school munro

Ardvreck School, known for their outdoor pursuits, had a spectacular first day back at school which saw the whole school summit Ben Chonzie.

This was an ascent which claimed the closest Munro to the school as Ardvreck’s own on the Munro Table.

Over 70 children ranging in ages from 8- to 13-years-old, along with their teachers and parents, all breezed up and down the 3054ft Munro in stunning weather on 7th September.

The hike was part of a community project to celebrate the centenary of the death of Sir Hugh Munro, a Scottish mountaineer best known for his list of mountains in Scotland over 3,000 feet.

Ardvreck School is an independent boarding and day preparatory school for boys and girls aged 3–13. Located in Crieff in Perth and Kinross, it was established in 1883.

Renowned for their adventurous spirit and academic rigour, pupils at Ardvreck are encouraged to cast their nets wide, to have big dreams and be ambitious. The children have access to acres of outdoors space for exciting forest learning, sport and play; these factors make the curriculum so creative and thrilling that young minds can’t help but have a tenacious thirst for learning.

The school thanked Craig Pagett for his photography.