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Happy Birthday John Muir

Year 8 students who are taking part in the John Muir Award this week celebrated his birthday with a small celebration during their expedition today.

We are the first secondary state school in Cornwall to undertake this qualification and it involves students in discovering wild places  and conserving an aspect of the environment by taking personal responsibility for a small part of the planet and finally, sharing their experiences.

3 groups of year 8 students set off from various drop off points in Penwith, navigating their walk to meet Mr Raggett at Carn Galver. Hot drinks were made on Trangias before attempting to climb up the Carn.

We then walked or ‘stanked’ back to MBA in time for the end of the school day. Discussing nature, view points, local geographic features along the way, in line with the John Muir award.

Watch them creating a temporary shelter in an iron age shelter below.

Click here to view a short film clip of students using an emergency shelter.

Report by Mrs Murray-Lambrou