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Learners awarded the John Muir Award

06.12.2013

John Muir Award 2013

Tresham students have  been awarded the level two John Muir Explorer Award, the presentation took place at Corby Boating Lake on Friday 6th December 2013.

Tresham have worked with the John Muir Award for well over 6 years, delivering the DISCOVERY award (first level) to our learners involved in the Woodland Project with Corby Borough Council, developing work experience opportunities and providing evidence of voluntary work for both the Gateway & Duke of Edinburgh’s Award schemes. This is the first group completing the EXPLORER Award (second level).

Learners have had to discover, explore and conserve a wild area (Rockingham Forest). Learners were also required to  keep a diary/log of their experiences. Throughout the course they were made aware of who John Muir was, and what he stood for (Conservation of, and access to wild places). The 11 learners receiving the award have already completed the first level award last year and have now completed the level 2 the Explorer Award.

The John Muir award gave our learners the chance to learn new skills. These include: use  of hand tools; work place health & safety, lighting & managing fires, identification of flora & forna and environmental awareness. Other skills include team work, problem solving, raising self-esteem and developing personal confidence and work ethic.

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