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Aberlady Bay

Clare Balding walks with outdoor learning teacher Mary Higgins and her pupils from Saltersgate school in Midlothian, which supports young people with additional support needs.

Clare explores the beautiful beaches of Aberlady Bay, East of Edinburgh. She joins the pupils, parents and staff of Saltersgate school which supports children and young people who have additional learning needs. Mary Higgins is the outdoor learning teacher and she's discovered that for some pupils, a long walk on a Monday morning sets them up for the week. She's thrilled by how far and well they ramble and joy they derive from being outside whatever the weather. With special dispensation, some of the parents come along to explain to Clare the pleasure and benefit their non-verbal sons gain from this weekly adventure.
Producer: Lucy Lunt.

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25 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Clare Balding
Interviewed Guest Mary Higgins
Producer Lucy Lunt


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