East Ayrshire and the John Muir Trust went into a partnership in April 2017. This partnership was formed to embed the John Muir Award in schools throughout the authority. The John Muir Award gives pupils, staff and parents the opportunity to Discover, Explore, Conserve and Share school grounds and local greenspace areas.
Find out more about the John Muir Award by clicking on the links below:
The videos below give an quick overview of the the Award.
After watching this video, try this Short John Muir Quiz to see how much you know about John Muir.
John Muir Award Support for Secondary Schools
Support package for Secondary Schools (BGE)
The Trust is running drop- in sessions through Glow to introduce the package of support that is available including: a planning tool for meeting the Award challenges across curriculum subject areas and a suite of ready to go lesson ideas that you can make use of in school or as remote learning tasks (see attached). These lesson ideas are also collated here in a visual format using Sway in this padlet.
The sessions will be an opportunity to answer any questions that you have around delivering a John Muir Award with your learners.
Dates: Wednesdays 4.00-4.45pm 8, 15, 22 and 29 of September and 6 October (attendance at one session will be enough to get you started). Book your place through e-Sgoile here (you will need Glow login).
Newmilns Primary School John Muir Award SWAY
Miss Miller’s class at Newmilns have worked throughout the year and have achieved their John Muir Award. Check out some of their highlights in this SWAY.
Drongan Primary School
Pupils at Drongan Primary School have also been working towards their John Muir Award this session. See all the hard work they put in here:
Galston Primary School
Galston Primary P7 class also created a video as part of their John Muir Award to talk about why they were planting trees in their school playground and the wider benefits of this. Read more about this here: Galston Primary pupils address climate emergency through film
Hurlford Primary School
Pupils in Hurlford Primary School have been working very hard this year to achieve their award. Check out this Sway to find out what they did. Thanks to pupils and staff at Hurlford for letting us share this.
Some schools were able to complete the Award during periods of remote learning. Read on to find out how this was achieved through family engagement.