Langlees nursery kids get John Muir award for going wild

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A group of nursery children have each been presented with a special award after embracing wildlife skills this winter.

Five families from Langlees Primary School’s nursery class were rewarded with John Muir Family Awards after successfully taking part in a range of outdoor activities including camp-fire cooking, bird house crafting and building bug hotels.

Mary Johnston, mum of three year-old nursery pupil Ruby, said they both enjoyed taking part.

“She absolutely loved it. You can do most of the activities in the house, which is great because of the bad weather.”

The John Muir Awards focus on encouraging people to discover, care and preserve nature and its wildlife.

Michele Brown, community learning and development officer for Falkirk Council, said: “The partnership with Langlees Primary School was all about encouraging children to enjoy the outdoors.

“It was great to see families spending time together and really taking pride in their community.”