The aim of the JMA is for those involved to gain a better insight into their natural surroundings and this in turn raises confidence and self esteem levels. It also gives those who engage a better idea of the challenges we face in the great out doors in keeping a natural balance between humans and mother nature.
The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme for people of all backgrounds - groups, families, individuals. It's non-competitive, inclusive and accessible. There a 4 levels to the award,
Discover a wild place - This can be school/centre grounds, Local Park, beach, woods, river, mountain or national park.
Explore it - Do things to increase awareness and understanding, Experience, enjoy and find out more about your wild place(s).
Conserve it - Take some practical action and personal responsibility.
Share your experiences - Let others know about them, what's been achieved, what's been learned. The award focuses on wild places. It encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment, in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration. We will explore plant and animal life and also help maintain the area we choose
to work in. This is a fantastic opportunity to not only find out about the great man himself but to get out and about, explore our local green spaces and gain an award.
Video Link Our John Muir Award Leader describes the kind of activities learners who participate in the programme will engage in and benefit from