On Monday 29th January 2018 children and parents/carers were involved in the River Wear Trust, John Muir Award and Daisy Arts producing a willow igloo, wire river creatures and clay fish. This took place across the whole day with 210 children and 71 parents/carers participating.
The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It encourages you to enjoy the outdoors, get to know more about nature and wild places, do something to look after these places and share what you do.
It isn’t a competition, or a set programme and anyone can participate.
To achieve the John Muir Award the Year 5 children must discover a wild place, explore it, conserve it and share their experience. Part of this project was to build an Igloo structure using living Willow.