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Pupils get environmental awards from town Mayor

Shaun Hackett from Northumberland National Park and Hayley Brown from Northumberland Youth Service, who both presented during the John Muir Awards celebration evening at Morpeth Town Hall.

Shaun Hackett from Northumberland National Park and Hayley Brown from Northumberland Youth Service, who both presented during the John Muir Awards celebration evening at Morpeth Town Hall.

A number of Morpeth teenagers have each received an accolade for successfully completing an outdoor project or course.

Mayor Nic Best presented John Muir Awards to 18 King Edward VI School students at a celebration evening in the Town Hall.

Shaun Hackett, from Northumberland National Park, who delivered a Naturalists course to some of these pupils, said: “They were a great group to work with and showed lots of enthusiasm in the various topics.

“Over the weeks, they gained a good understanding of naturalists’ skills as well as an appreciation of wild places.”

The Explorer Award (minimum of eight days) went to 12 students. They were as follows: Allotment Project – Matthew Pallet, Alexandra Browell, Harry Young, Nathan Macdonald, Rosie Podbur; Naturalists Course – Ellen Packer, Kirsten Graham, Joe Ford, Lorena Scarpa, Elliot Shek, Lily Hawes-Lamb; Bee-Keeping Project – Angus Kirk.

The Discovery Award (minimum of four days) went to the following students who did a Bee-Keeping Project: Shoam Backe, Holly McDonald, Rioghan Bruce, Beth Lamont, Kirsty Connell and Poppy Wilson.

Mr Hackett and Hayley Brown, from the Northumberland Youth Service, each did presentations at the celebration evening.

 

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