Year 6 have had the pleasure of participating in the 2018 John Muir Discovery Award Scheme allowing the children to explore their natural surroundings, promote development of communication skills through engagement within wild places and involvement in conservation. “The John Muir Trust does an amazing job of looking after places in the UK while inspiring others to connect and care for our natural heritage.” (People’s Postcode Lottery) Educational, social and personal developments will be promoted through outdoor experiences. Many outdoor challenges have been set and achieved; capture the flag- a team building exercise, litter picking / sorting within the school grounds, being one with nature by camouflaging ourselves in the dense woodland areas! (Mrs Thompson thoroughly enjoyed painting faces with camo paint) leaf ID, mini-beast hunts, bee hotels and bird feeders are just some to name a few! All of our hard work was rewarded with a campfire and smoors! The Award supports an approach in which the environment is not seen in isolation or as an add on, but an essential component at the heart of outdoor experiences of adventure, of learning, of creativity and of wellbeing.
All our achievements will be displayed in a memory book of the 2018 year 6 leavers final few weeks at Stanah.