The S1 John Muir Group 2019/20 have started working on their Explorer Award this term. They will spend 10 full days in the outdoors, exploring the natural environment around Bellshill.
The award involves 4 sections:
– Discover a natural environment
– Explore the area in depth
– Conserve the environment
– Share their learning
Last week the group met for the first time and learned who John Muir was and why he was a key figure in conservation. They have started work on their John Muir display board and will build on it each week.
This week they DISCOVERED the Greenlink paths connecting Bellshill to Strathclyde Park. The pupils used their artistic skills to create leaf drawings, paint river pebbles, and they took photos of the day.
This is Bellshill Academy’s new Outdoor Classroom.
Many thanks to Logspan for building our hut and also to our school parent’s council for donating some of the funding.
The pupils are currently planning the clothes recycling event that will take place in November – pupils and staff are encouraged to gather any unwanted, old clothes to donate and recycle in their Pupil Support house bin in the school foyer.
The group will then move on and plan the Christmas card recycling competition. They will also help maintain the sensory garden.
A number of S1 Bellshill Academy pupils have achieved their Bikeability 1 certificate – introductory cycling skills around the school grounds and their Bikeability 2 certificate – advanced cycling skills on the roads around Bellshill Academy.
All pupils focused, worked hard and demonstrated the new skills they learned during the programme in their final showcase. The pupils are now ready to cycle on the streets safely and confidently, benefitting their personal health and well-being and the safety of drivers around them.