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 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.
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
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.