Outdoor Learning at Raigmore Primary
Check out Education Scotland’s latest e-bulletin (Issue 65, 20 April 2023). This includes a spotlight on the great work Raigmore Primary have been doing as part of the John Muir Award. The environmental award scheme encourages young people to grow awareness of the natural environment and take care of wild [...]
Ocean-Friendly Schools Award available now!
Check out the new Ocean-Friendly Schools Award developed by the Marine Conservation Society. This free, curriculum-linked initiative is all about inspiring and empowering young people to care for our ocean. The award has been designed to be run by a class, school council or eco team, and meets Eco-Schools requirements [...]
Unlocking National Nature Reserves with the John Muir Award
The John Muir Trust has shared (September 2022) how the John Muir Award helps people benefit from and take care of our National Nature Reserves (NNR). These examples focus on NNR experiences within Scotland’s National Parks. This includes the Junior Ranger Programme in the Cairngorms National Park and Loch Lomond [...]
Case Study: John Muir Award in Wild Glasgow
In this JMA case study (published 10 November 2022), find out how Blairvadach Outdoor Education Centre at Pinkston Basin uses the John Muir Award as its main engagement tool to connect Glasgow pupils with nature in the inner city.
Forest Kindergarten subsidiary courses: Fire and Tools – new training dates available + more
These courses are being offered in various locations around Scotland. Dates, locations and booking details are as follows: Abriachan Forest Trust: Using Fire in Forest Kindergarten 29th of October 10-3pm- Abriachan Forest Classroom- book here Using Tools in Forest Kindergarten 12th November 10-3pm- Abriachan Forest Classroom- book here Shelters and [...]
Nominate your green giants today!
It’s time for the Holyrood Green Giant Awards 2022. Check out the Award categories, which include the Youth Champion Award, and Nature and the Environment Award.
Discover more about nature-based awards on DYW Live
The John Muir Trust are offering these CLPL sessions on nature-based awards for primary and secondary teachers in the new academic year.
Piloting a Transformative Evaluation approach – with an East Ayrshire P6 class and teacher
Read about a transformative evaluation approach that captures the impact of learning outdoors. The John Muir Award is used to inspire action for wild places, and narrow the poverty related attainment gap through improving young people’s health, literacy, and numeracy. You can also find the school case study here.