Borders College

Students explore the region for John Muir award

Seven students have successfully achieved the ‘John Muir Award’ recently, with the support of Borders College.

John Muir award

The John Muir Award centres around students discovering a wild place, exploring it, conserving it and subsequently sharing their experiences. The College group took part in a series of visits to locations across the Borders area in order to learn about conservation and the impact of environmental changes. They had the opportunity to find out more about local wildlife, wildflowers and sea life, and even foraged ingredients to make their own nettle soup and wild garlic soup.

Places the group visited included the John Muir Trust (Dunbar), St Abbs, Coldingham Bay, St Mary’s Loch, Selkirk Flood Prevention Scheme, Stobb’s Farm (Hawick), Wilton Lodge Park (Hawick) and Bowhill Estate (Selkirk).

Their Tutor, Jonavon Barnes, was impressed by the students’ level of interest in their local area and wishes them all the best in their future studies.

Heather Anderson, Vice Principal (Curriculum) at Borders College, presented each student with certificates of attendance and spent time chatting to them about their experiences on the course and what they had enjoyed. The students all commented that they had enjoyed the course and felt it was a good transition to the various courses they are set to begin at Borders College after the summer.

Published: Fri 14th Jul, 2017