Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The John Muir 44!

Back in June this year, 44 primary 7 pupils from Moffat academy came out to Corehead Farm to complete their John Muir Discovery Awards.

Across three weeks they explored different areas of Corehead, learning about the wild plants, trees, animals, insects and birds that live there, discovering more about John Muir and we went.

They completed team challenges, built shelters, learnt to light fire safely with fire strikers,  dipped nets in ponds and rivers, looked for bugs in meadows, built bird boxes and worked in the orchards for their conservation challenge.

Back at School everyone helped to write up and share their experiences and last night they received their John Muir awards, presented by John  Thomas a trustee of both the John Muir Trust and the Borders Forest Trust!

It was a great night, and well done to the 44!  We hope to repeat this next year with another year group at Moffat Academy. Many thanks to Lynda Halley and all the staff at Moffat Academy for making it happen.






Next year we're  starting up Junior rangers which will run on the 2nd Saturday of the month throughout 2015.
It is for 11 to 18 year old's and starts on January 10th 2015, please get in touch at Corehead@bordersforesttrust.org to sign up or find out more.









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