Year 6 achieve their John Muir Award

Year 6 from Bentham CP School have been awarded with their John Muir Discovery Award.  Working in partnership with Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust as part of the Stories in Stones Project, the Year 6’s have embraced the ethos of the environmental award scheme focused on wild places and encourages people to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places.  To achieve the award the 13 Year 6 children have met challenges in four areas, Discover, Explore, Conserve and Share.  From climbing Ingleborough as part of a North Craven Primary School event to exploring what lies beneath our feet in Thistle and Runscar caves, the children have shown commitment and enthusiasm in all that they have done.  They also completed some of their award whilst on their Year 6 residential, exploring the coastline at Whitby and learning about the importance of water safety alongside the Countryside Code.  The award also enabled them to make a final contribution to the school’s wildlife area, planting trees and wildflowers that will continue to grow for many years to come.  Mrs Pearson, Headteacher at Bentham CP School said “Exploring their local area and all that it has to offer as part of this Award has really broadened our children’s knowledge of the wonderful countryside we have around us.  I am very grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Stories in Stone project for enabling our children to take part in this Award.  Presenting their certificates in their Leaver’s Assembly was a real highlight for them and a wonderful end to their primary school life.”

Attached are pictures showing the children undertaking aspects of their John Muir Award: Summiting Ingleborough, Going Underground Caving at Thistle and Runscar and exploring a meadow with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.