In Year 5, pupils are given the incredible opportunity of completing the discovery level of the John Muir Award alongside their Curriculum. The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment, in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration.
Four Challenges are at the heart of each Award; discover – explore – conserve – share.
Over the year, the children will experience a variety of wild spaces in a range of ways: from exploring industrial archaeology on Bodmin Moor, cycling the coast to coast trail from Portreath to Devoran, orienteering in local woods to kayaking at Stithians lake.
They will complete the ‘share’ part of the award in their English lessons in the summer term. Previous projects have been diverse and this year included signing up for 30 days wild with Cornwall Wildlife Trust – an inspiring project which encouraged children and adults to engage with nature in different ways on a daily basis.