John Muir Award in East Ayrshire

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 and East Ayrshire Council

John Muir Award Four Challenge Review

John Muir Parental Engagement Award

John Muir Award Family Support

John Muir’s Birthplace

Family John Muir Award


John Muir Award Support for Secondary Schools 

Secondary Schools and the John Muir Award

Support package for Secondary Schools (BGE)

The Trust has developed a bespoke package of support including:

  • A template Proposal Form – a planning tool with ideas for meeting the Award challenges across curriculum subject areas.
  • A suite of ready to go lesson ideas that you can make use of in school or as remote learning tasks.
  • Support and advice from Trust staff through optional online Q & A opportunities on e-Sgoil see below for more information and register interest here

If you have already registered a John Muir Award please continue to use your own Proposal Forms tailored for your school’s Award.  You (or colleagues) may still find the lesson ideas and online drop in sessions useful.   

Optional online support
1) Support for Secondary Schools Q & A session drop in sessions-  looking at how to get involved (45 mins)
(optional dates: Wednesday 5, 12 or 19 May 4.00-4.45pm)

2) Next Steps Support drop in sessions- helping you with wrapping up a John Muir Award, sharing good practice and trouble- shooting challenges (optional dates Wednesday 2 or 9 June, 4.00-4.45pm)

To register your interest in one of the session please visit here.

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.

John Muir Day Celebrations resource

Galston Pupils Video on John Muir

Drongan Primary School John Muir Award Sway

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

Using Film with Your John Muir Award

The Red Fox Case Study

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.

Newmilns Primary School John Muir Award Case Study

Fantastic Work at Fenwick Primary School

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