Transitus discover and explore as part of John Muir Award.
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Transitus discover and explore as part of John Muir Award.

Earlier this summer Transitus pupils began an epic journey of discovery and exploration as part of their John Muir Award.

The focus of the John Muir award is on 4 elements - to discover, explore, conserve and share.  Pupils chose to discover and explore more about Kilmacolm and the surrounding countryside.

The pupils began their exploration with a trip to Glen Moss Reserve where they experienced the wildlife with the help of Rangers from the Scottish Wildlife Trust.  This included pond dipping and finding toads, damsel flies, moths, and caterpillars.  The pupils used these experiences as inspiration for creative writing with the English Department.

They have also took part in the John Muir Trail to discover more about who John Muir was and why his legacy is so important.

Pupils took inspiration from Indiana Jones as they have begun working with Mr Arbuckle to learn more about the history of Kilmacolm by finding physical evidence of the past.  This involved a visit to the Old Kirk Graveyard to find out about the people who lived in the village in the past as well as a walk along the cycle path to identify the features of the old railway.


Finally, they have been working very hard with Mr Boag in Tech to build bird feeders to take home and hang around the School grounds.


A fantastic effort all round from our Transitus pupils!

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