29th May 2017
Grantown Grammar School achieved a milestone last week when a pupil was presented with the 1000 John Muir Award achieved at the school.
The award was presented by David Lintern to Sol Misty Robson at a special ceremony on Wednesday 24 May at the school.
The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme, open to all, that encourages people to connect with, enjoy, and care for wild places. Over 1000 Grantown Grammar School pupils have completed the John Muir Award over the last 10 years making great use of the natural outdoor classroom on their doorstep.
David Lintern said: “It is a fantastic achievement to have delivered 1000 John Muir Awards at a secondary school and I am delighted to be able to be here to present this special award to Sol Misty Robson The John Muir Award is a proven model in the Cairngorms National Park that raises awareness and understanding of the area’s special qualities, encourages nature conservation and helps get people enjoying the outdoors
“It is well known that spending time in wild and rural spaces can significantly improve people’s sense of wellbeing. Through this award scheme we are able to connect young people with the natural heritage of the Cairngorms National Park which is a fantastic thing as this generation will become our future conservationists and environmentalists, the Nation al Park will be in their hands.”
The John Muir Award Scheme encourages people to connect with, enjoy, and care for wild places.
It’s an environmental award scheme for people of all backgrounds – groups, families, individuals. It’s non-competitive, inclusive and accessible.