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|Posted by Jo on 02 Feb 2012|
|News and Events >>|
When East Linton Primary School's P5's visited John Muir's Birthplace yesterday they were thrilled to discover that they were our 100,000th visitor!
The children were taking part in our annual Citizenship project and had spent a busy morning exploring the Birthplace and finding out new facts about Johh Muir's life story and his legacy. When their session finished they were surprised to find that they would not be going straight back to the bus, but that they would be taking part in the celebration!
To mark the occasion the class were presented with a set of children's books, as a gift for their school library. Each child also received a Birthplace notebook as a personal souvenir. The books were presented by Dan Cairney, past President of the Friends of John Muir's Birthplace and one of the main driving forces behind the setting up of the Birthplace, and Jim Thompson, the current President of 'Friends'. Councillor Ruth Currie and past Trustee Robert Russell also joined the event.
Reporters from both STV and the East Lothian news arrived and there was great excitement as the children were filmed and interviewed as they looked around the museum. The news item, which appeared on the 6 o'clock news, can be seen on-
Well done boys and girls and we look forward to welcoming the next 100,000!
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