The John Muir award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It encourages people of all backgrounds to connect with, enjoy and care for nature and the natural environment.

To achieve the award, the young person must:

  • Discover a wild place – it can be a park, beach, river, school grounds or woods
  • Explore it – find out more about it and increase awareness of the natural environment
  • Do something to conserve it – undertake some practical action to care for it
  • Share those experiences – let others know what has been learned and achieved
Activities will be varied such as 
  • Conservation- such as planting, building habitats, litter picking
  • Exploring- scavenger hunts, researching, completing art and craft activities in the outdoor areas
  • Other activities will include things such as bushcraft, including tool work, fire practise and den building.
All activities will be pictured and recorded in their very own record book. at the end of the term, they get sent off for the award to be gained, children receive a certificate.

Who is it for?

The award is for young people aged 10 to 16 who must be comfortable working in small groups as unfortunately, one-to-one support is not available.

When is it?

Sessions run each Wednesday from 27th February to 3rd April from 4pm to 6pm. Work will be carried out in each session to complete the award. If a child can't make one week, we can give them a suitable task to do in their own time and then add into the record book to ensure they still complete the Award. 

How much does it cost?

It is £6 for each session / £36 for the term.