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John Muir Award “spring”-ing back into action

As the daffodils bloom, buds emerge on trees and the mornings are increasingly filled with the poetic profanities of birds beginning to stake their claim on nesting sites and seek mates, so too our John Muir Award is springing into action after a brief winter hibernation. Kicking off with a whole year group session on

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Hill to Grill 2019 finale: “The Apprentice meets The Great British Bake Off”

For the finale of this year’s Hill to Grill programme we were invited by Ullapool High School to come and sample the venison burger recipes designed and prepared by the pupils. The pupils spent a day creating a recipe, cooking, making packaging and designing a marketing campaign for their burgers. All their hard work was

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How did the Flounder get its mouth?

P5s and P6s from Lochinver and Achiltibuie Primary Schools paid a visit to Achmelvich to meet author Ian Stephen for a literacy morning. Ian is an author and storyteller and had come over from the Isle of Lewis as part of a Scottish Book Trust scheme. The pupils walked with Ian along Achmelvich beach hearing

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Ullapool High School Students Survive The Iron Age!

Ullapool High School S2s stepped back in time on a windy, autumnal day at Clachtoll Broch earlier this month. Three main tasks had been prepared for the pupils, enabling them to delve further into their exploration of the local history as they work towards their Archaeology Scotland Heritage Hero Awards. The tepee was set up

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Learning The Way!

By Katrina Martin, CALLP Education Manager (Job Share) Ever since I stepped into the role of Education Manager for the Outdoor & Woodland Learning Project I have been excited at the prospect of delivering an Outdoor Learning session themed around paths, especially given the variety of paths and access projects CALLP has. Like many of

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Sensory Exploration of the Weather

Sometimes a session has to be altered or rescheduled due to inclement weather. Today it was forecast to blow a hoolie… we revised the plan (no pens and paper, cardboard resources etc, just our warm-clothing-and-waterproof-wrapped bodies written in) and tentatively met at Achiltibuie Primary School before making the final decision on whether to head out.

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Exploring words on Isle Martin

P7s from Ullapool Primary School have been busy this week, exploring Isle Martin on Wednesday and formulating session plans today in preparation for the Share Day. On Wednesday we explored words, starting with a search for nature’s opposites through descriptive words such as “hot” and “cold”, “loud” and quiet”, “rough” and “smooth” and challenged each

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John Muir Trust blog on Hill to Grill

One of our helpers for the Outdoor and Woodland Learning project’s Hill to Grill programme this year was Quinag Conservation Officer Romany Garnett from the John Muir Trust. Here is her blog post about all the activities the Ullapool High School pupils got up to over several days learning where venison comes from. Read it here

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Sensory experience in the woods

Reflection is an important element of our Outdoor Learning sessions. Looking back on the day enables us to remind ourselves of all the things we experienced, and review the aspects that we enjoyed, things we didn’t enjoy so much and explore our thoughts and feelings. There are many different ways that we can reflect. During

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If you head down to the woods today…

…you will find lots of clay creations hiding in the trees! Lochinver P7s successfully led activities in Culag Woods – including a Clay Workshop, Obstacle Course and Wolf Game – during their Share Day with P7s from Ullapool, Achiltibuie, Badcaul, Scoraig and Scourie Primary Schools.

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeThursday, April 18th, 2019 at 4:40pm

Isle Martin are looking for an Island Access Co-ordinator, a position that we're pleased to fund through our Community Grants Scheme. See post below for details and how to apply.

Our Community Grants Scheme is funded with thanks to players of the...

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, April 12th, 2019 at 4:50pm

Check out what a great job the volunteers did at our Beach Clean at Culag Woods in our latest blog https://coigach-assynt.org/2019/04/a-spring-clean-for-culag-woods-beaches/

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, April 19th, 2019 at 6:18pm

Been a few lovely mornings recently! Hopefully a few more on the cards in the next few days https://t.co/TI3EKIHC2y

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, April 19th, 2019 at 1:19pm

Check out what a great job the volunteers did at our Beach Clean at Culag Woods in our latest blog: https://t.co/A7V5bwooSK

Next beach clean is at Stoer Green on Thurs 25th April, 10am to 1pm. Pop along...

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