John Muir Award in Schools – One Day Course

This one-day (09.30-15.30) introductory course is for teachers, head teachers, classroom assistants, pupil support and youth workers, community learning staff, and all who support outdoor learning. It explores the relevant skills, knowledge and approaches needed for delivering the John Muir Award in a schools/education/curriculum context. The John Muir Award is suitable from upper primary level (Year 5 and above).

The John Muir Award

The John Muir Award is a national environmental Award scheme focused on wild places. It encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment, in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration.

What is the John Muir Award all about?

The John Muir Award aims to encourage people to experience and enjoy wild places, and to take some responsibility for your own environment. It is a flexible scheme, which offers a focus for a wide range of outdoor, environmental, and personal development activities.

Aims of training day

To give training participants a thorough introduction to relevant skills, knowledge and approaches needed for delivering the John Muir Award scheme. This will include;

  • Explore and understand the John Muir Award criteria – Its links to the National Curriculum
  • Participate in a range of outdoor activities
  • Find out more about John Muir & the John Muir Trust
  • Plan for future delivery of Award www.johnmuiraward.org


Training will take place both indoors and outside (please come prepared). Preparation can involve looking at the National Curriculum and the John Muir Award resource at www.johnmuiraward.org

Please see the below flyer for more information and how to book.


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