Created: Thursday, 06 December 2018 09:42
John Muir Award – discover, explore, conserve, and share.
Young people from our Wings School Cumbria are taking part in the John Muir Award which is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places, inclusive and accessible to ALL.
With the beautiful Lake District on the door step, they have been accessing Urswick Scout Camp and having some amazing fun with bush craft activities, learning to coppice and dry stone wall and well as learning about our local flora and fauna.
The award helps the young people at Wings to:
- appreciate and value nature, urban greenspace and wild landscapes
- encourage awareness, understanding and responsibility for wild places
- promotes personal development through outdoor experiences
- recognises and celebrates the achievements of each individual that meets the Award criteria
Well done to all!
Created: Tuesday, 27 November 2018 10:04
Our Key Stage 3 classes at Wings School Cumbria enjoyed a full day school trip yesterday to visit: Sea Creatures: Life beneath the Ocean - A unique insight into the science and anatomy of sea creatures. The exhibition is based at the Harrogate Convention Centre.
The exhibition highlights included full plastinated specimens of a 3.5m long Baleen Whale, 5m long Whale Shark, 3.6m long Great White Shark, 2.8m long Dolphin, Octopus, Penguin, Sting Ray and many more. Other highlights included plastinated organ specimens, including the lung & eyeball of a minke whale, shark fin and teeth, kidney of a whale, egg of a king penguin, heart of a sea lion, transparent and sliced specimens of many types of fish and much more.
Everyone had a really worthwhile trip and learnt a lot!
“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty, the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.” David Attenborough