Eyemouth youngsters earn John Muir Discovery Award

Eyemouth pupils celebrating the completion of their John Muir Discovery awards

Eyemouth pupils celebrating the completion of their John Muir Discovery awards

Eight Eyemouth Primary School pupils received their John Muir Discovery Family Awards last week.

Healthy Living Network, Eyemouth Primary School and Community Learning and Development held an event to celebrate the achievement of the Primary 6 youngsters, along with their family member who accompanied them recently on an Outdoor Education Programme.

Eyemouth Primary School, Carly Unwin from Healthy Living Network, and Sandra Millar from Community Learning and Develoopment, worked closely with Pete McCarthy from Borders Environmental Education Service to plan and deliver an educational programme for the children that met specific Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes in a meaningful and active manner.

For six days, over the course of two winter months, the children and their family supporters took part in an outdoor adventure. They worked together, in pairs and in larger groups, achieving success in shelter building, fire making, identifying trees, animal tracks and much more. Their classroom was Home Covert Wood, near Ayton.

Part of the programme involved the children recording their learning in a log book and in doing this they worked together to achieve the John Muir Discovery Family Award. The awards were presented at a whole school assembly.




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