Last week we went to John Muir`s birthplace in Dunbar to learn more about his life. All the primary five pupils are doing a John Muir Award, we are conserving the Law by helping to redirect the path up the Law because it is being eroded and we will be making podcasts with information about the Brithonic Iron Age people for tourists to download.
Before we visited the birthplace we learned about his life by making a timeline of his life and we learned about his inventions and that he was a conservatinist and environmentalist.
When we got there we learned lots of new things like lots of his books were published after he died and that he worked at a newspaper, he started the Sierra Club and lots of other things.
By Charlotte and Chloe P5B
About the Lennox Author Award
The winner of the Lennox Author Award is decided by pupils in P5, 6 or 7 in East Lothian. In order to vote, you should have read at least one book by each of the shortlisted authors. Please see the information about each author, which includes a list of books.
On Friday 11th May Emily, Katharine, Neil, Ronan, Owen, Sofia, Cera and Sarah and Mrs Baillie, Mrs Brough, Mrs Gallagher and Mrs Davis and Mrs Gemmell were all lucky enough to go to the Award Ceremony at the Corn Exchange in Haddington. Three real live authors were there, Teresa Breslin and Johnnie O`Brien and Ali Sparkes. All the schools that were there did presentations and our school asked the authors questions. We thought it was fun and we were really glad to be there. It was exciting when when Ali Sparkes was announced the winner after lots of schools voted online for their favourite author. What a great day.
by Neil and Cherry