Sir E. Scott School
The John Muir Award
The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme which focuses on discovering, exploring and conserving wild places.
Within a flexible framework pupils in S1 and S2 will be able to discover, explore, conserve and share their experiences through an innovative cross-curricular approach.
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks”
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world”
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S2 ‘Explorer’ Programme
Explore its wildness
Tune in to a wild place, travel extensively through it, understand and appreciate more about it. Experience your wild place, enjoy it, become familiar with it…
…walking, camping, canoeing, sitting, looking, environmental games, scavenger hunts, sensory activities, map making, historical research, wildlife survey, poetry, art, photography, diaries etc
“The most important skill to develop is not identifying species or rock types, but simply noticing detail, large or small, in the landscape” – Rob Collister
Click on the links to view the itinerary for the S2 Explorer Programme.
“Today we set off to Luskentyre beach and around the coastline – it was a beautiful day. It felt really good when we saw the waves crashing onto the rocks…..we saw different kinds of old houses and lazy beds and were looking through the telescope at different kinds of birds. It was a great place to go to and it was a very good day and a wonderful experience”
Stuart Morrison- S1 Pupil