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The John Muir Award

This year, pupils from year 6 are participating in the John Muir award, with support from Stanley Head Outdoor Education Centre. The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It supports people to connect with, enjoy and care for nature, landscape, and the natural environment - wild places. It was launched in 1997 by the John Muir Trust, which was formed in 1983 to safeguard and conserve wild places in the United Kingdom. The John Muir Trust’s vision is of a world where wild places are protected, enhanced, and valued by and for everyone. The John Muir Award is its main engagement initiative.

In order to achieve 


In order to achieve the award, pupils will work towards a range of challenges to engage them with their environment. They are designed to promote a holistic approach – including awareness, understanding, and action - and reflect John Muir’s wilderness experiences. To achieve a John Muir Award each individual participant engages in a range of activities that meet the following four challenges:

  • Discover a wild place
  • Explore its wildness
  • Conserve it
  • Share the experience


Over the next two terms, we will update our progress towards this award, developing our school grounds in order to conserve and support the wildlife. Make sure you visit again to see how our conservation efforts are taking shape!