1. For guidance read the John Muir Award Information Handbook (opens in new window). View our introductory film or read some case studies (links open in new windows).
2. Plan your activity and integrate this with the four challenges (opens in new window).
3. Fill out a Proposal Form (Word document) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send it at least two weeks before you are planning to start your award. If you have any questions, please call Graham Watson on 01539 792 653.
4. Graham will then be in touch to discuss your Proposal, suggest changes if necessary and give you the go ahead.
5. Start your John Muir Award experience!
At the end, complete a Certificate Request Form (Word) (opens in new window) and discuss with Graham. You'll then receive your own individual (or family) certificates.
The John Muir Award is open to schools, community groups, outdoor centres, individuals and families. We offer training events for group leaders and school teachers.
Many of our Lake District National Park events and guided walks can be incorporated into your own Award – check out our events calendar.
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We'd love to chat about how you or your group can get involved with the John Muir Award in Cumbria. Please get in touch with Graham Watson, the John Muir Award Manager for Cumbria, on 01539 792 653 or Cumbria@johnmuiraward.org
John Muir Award
LDNP Northern Office
Old Station Yard
Keswick CA12 4TT
"Brilliant! It's become part of the timetable. The John Muir Award gives credibility to what we're doing, it gives a focus in the school. We used the National Park website which led to a talk about how what we are doing is the same as the National Park, just smaller. Charlotte came out with 'our wild area is like our own mini national park'."
"Cumbria has a fantastic teaching resource in its outstanding natural environment which we should be making more use of. The John Muir Award provides a great framework for bringing together enjoyment of the outdoors and learning about how we need to value and take responsibility for our environment. I don't hesitate to recommend it to Cumbria's teachers."