Students completed an Award centred on the lives and achievements of two legendary Scottish adventurers: John Muir and Tom Weir. Through doing this Award, the students found that not only did they learn about the lives of these two great Scots, but were also truly inspired by them.
A group of Art and Design students from West College Scotland’s Greenock campus have been getting their hands dirty planting trees as part of the Conserve Challenge for their John Muir Award, wearing Muir beards for an added element of fun… and warmth!
Bellahouston Academy offers an example of John Muir being incorporated into the Curriculum for Excellence. Students at the school were “really creative in interpreting the tasks and challenges given to them, with some making a model of John Muir, complete with beard, boots and Victorian clothes”. Click here for a guide to the John Muir Award and the Curriculum for Excellence.