Yester’s P5’s did a John Muir Trust Award. We did the discover bit, explore bit and conserve bit. The discover bit was about going to John Muir’s birth place and we got into groups and went into lots of different activities. It was very interesting. The explore bit was about going into our Yester woods and we looked for bugs like beetles and all sorts of things. Then after looking in the woods we went to the burn and found lots of little things. Our group found 3 fishes and lots of really funny looking creatures! Then the last one which was the conserve one was about planting plants and we had to split into 4 groups and we planted lavender, rosemary, thyme and Lucy’s sunflower plant. There was a little bit near the school which group 1 and 2 worked on. They planted the lavender, rosemary and thyme down at the bottom near the marsh. We planted shrubs which are plants. There was a yellow shrub which was the only one which I remember! John Muir was a very funny looking man and had a long beard!
By Ella and Chloe
In the John Muir project the P5 children did 4 parts to get the award. We did discover, explore, conserve and share. For the discover part we went to the John Muir birth place. It was a lot of fun and exciting. For the explore part we went to the Yester Estate and looked for minibeasts. At the burn we looked for water beasts. For the conserve part we planted herbs in the school for the bees which are getting extinct. It was fun and muddy. For the share we did this piece of text.
By Joe M-C
The p5’s are doing the John Muir Award.
In the John Muir Award we:
• Went to John Muir’s birthplace.
• Did a drama workshop.
• Went to Yester estate to find mini-beasts.
• Went to the burn at Yester Estate.
• Planted some plants to conserve bees like lavender, thyme, shrubs and rosemary at the memorial garden and the marsh at our school.
• Also wrote this article.
Archie and Lisa
For the John Muir Trust award we did 4 different things. They were discover, explore, conserve and share. For discover we went to John Muir’s Birth Place in Dunbar we found out loads about him. We also had a drama workshop with Margery Sweeny where we learnt about John Muir’s life. For explore we went to Yester Estate and a burn at Yester Estate. We went looking for mini beasts and in the burn we used nets to catch water creatures. For conserve we planted plants that bees like so the population would go up. For share we wrote this.
Lucy and Lewis
This year Yester’s P5 did the John Muir Trust Award.
First we did the discover bit and then we did the explore bit then did the conserve bit and last of all we are doing the sharing part. In the discovering part we had a drama workshop, we went to John Muir’s Birthplace which had a funny chair that made a funny noise when you sit on it and we made a John Muir stamp in art. We went up to Yester Estate where we found lots of minibeasts like black ladybirds with yellow spots when we shook the sheet under the tree. We also found centipedes, millipedes and beetles. Then we went river dipping near the park to find some minibeasts that live in water like tadpoles, fish, mayflies and the little beetles that live under rocks. After that we went to the park at the Bleachfield to have lunch and a play at the park. For the conserve part we planted smelly flowers like lavender and herbs. Our group was group 4 and we had to go down to the marsh to dig holes and plant a little plant. The next day we planted a silver birch tree. The other groups did planting in the memorial garden. They had to take all the stones off with their little trowels then put the black liner on. Then they had to cut a hole in the liner, dig a hole then empty the plant in with a bit of water. The planting was really fun and our hands got really messy and so did we. We will now tell you a bit more about the discover part. First we had a drama workshop with Marjory when we had to listen to a story then make a statue for a bit in the story then we had to do a bit of acting. After that we went to John Muir’s Birthplace which had three floors for different bits of his life. On floor two there was a timeline on John Muir’s life and a computery thing. We have just shared it with you as the end of our project. We had an amazing time.
Lulu and Daisy
P5 have been doing the John Muir Award. We have to do discover, explore, conserve and share. For the Discover part we all went to John Muir’s birth place and did drama. We did a minibeast hunt and we got into a group of 3. My group was Emma, Lisa and me. First we went to Yester woods and found a lot of minibeasts and to find minibeasts on a branch we had to put a sheet under the branch and shake it and all the minibeasts will come off it. After that we had lunch at the park. Then we stayed in the same group and went river dipping to find water minibeasts and we got a net and a bob to find it and I fell in the river. At the school we planted lots of plants for conserving the ground. The plants were to attract bees and there were herbs. The herbs were thyme, rosemary and lavender and they were planted in the ground beside the sundial and we planated other plants beside the marsh and we planted the silver birch from the classroom.
Courtney and Emma
This year the P5’s at Yster have been trying to earn their John Muir Trust Award. There are four different sections of the award. The first section is ‘discover’, the second ‘explore’, the third ‘conserve’ and finally the fourth ‘share’ which we are doing right now.
Discover For this part of the award we did some drama to find out about John Muir’s childhood. Everyone found this very fun. After we finished the drama we went to John Muir’s Birth Place where we learnt a lot. There was a chair at the birth place and when you sat on it, it made a noise like a gun but when John was a boy he had a chair with a gun attached so when his friends sat on it the gun went off (but not at his friends).
Explore For the explore section of the award we went into Yester Estate where we did a minibeast hunt and we found loads of minibeasts. Here are the names a few of the beasts: millipedes, centipedes, slugs, spiders and quite a lot more. In the second part of explore we went river dipping to find water creatures. Most people were soaking when we had finished.
Conserve For this part we planted some plants around the school like lavender, thyme and rosemary. We planted these because bumble bees are running out and the flowers we planted are attracted by the them so they will collect pollen and not die out so fast.
We hope we all get the John Muir Award.
By Finlay G and Ewan