John Muir Award
The John Muir Award club started on Tuesday 29th September and will be running every Tuesday from 3.30-4.30pm until the end of May 2016. The club focuses on the conservation of ‘wild places’ which is something that John Muir promoted and achieved recognition for when the first National Parks were created in the USA. Our first meeting was focused on discovering our ‘wild place’ which will be the area of woodland and playground to the west of the main school building and involved the pupils creating an alphabet of items that they found either in the school or the school grounds. This was most enjoyable especially as it was a beautifully sunny day with not a cloud in the sky!
We then moved into an ICT room and began to investigate who John Muir was and why he is so famous in the USA and Scotland. With the information the pupils have researched they created and filmed a short news report about John Muir using the Ipads.
The weekly programme of activities for this club is below and we also plan to organise a day trip to the John Muir House in Dunbar and walk a short section along the John Muir Way towards the John Muir Country Park.
If you would like more information about the John Muir Award then please visit http://www.johnmuirtrust.org/john-muir-award