Young girl learning about woodlands copyright John Muir Award

Course: The John Muir Award in Schools

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The John Muir Award is a national environmental award scheme. It encourages people to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places. The Award can provide an environmental focus for curriculum studies and extra curricular activities, from Year 5 onwards.

Who is the course for?: teachers, head teachers, classroom assistants and all who support learning outdoors.

Where: Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere, LA23 ILJ

When: to be confirmed

Time: 9am to 3pm

Cost: £40 including lunch and refreshments

What to bring: indoor and outdoor shoes, suitable clothing for outdoors.

Background information: please look at the John Muir Award website (opens in new window) before joining the training.

What's on offer?

The day will help you:

  • find out about the John Muir Award, and how it works
  • gain ideas and share good practice in using the John Muir Award to support Outdoor Learning in your school
  • see existing John Muir Award activity
  • get some simple ideas for taking Learning Out of the classroom


Please contact Graham Watson to register your interest and book a place. Email or call 01539 792 653.


Jake Perry, PT Enterprise Beeslack Community High School:

"Using the John Muir Award framework has encouraged our pupils to explore their familiar, everyday environment, to look at it with new insight and appreciation, to take responsibility for it. It has been a genuinely motivating and enjoyable educational experience for both pupils and staff."

Training participant, March 2014:

"The practical activities and delivery methods were excellent! Perfect balance between theory and practical."

Dawn Elliott, outdoor education teacher:

"Really good, helpful and informative course. I learnt a lot, had a very positive experience, inspiring and lots to take away. Thanks!"