John Muir Award

John Muir Award

What is it?

The John Muir Trust is a charity that aims to make sure that wild places are valued by all sectors of society and wild land is protected throughout the United Kingdom.

It was set up in 1983, and promotes Muir’s message by buying and sensitively managing key areas of wild land, and campaigning to safeguard them. 

The John Muir Award was launched by the trust in 1997 as its main educational initiative.

What will I be doing?

The John Muir Award is an environmental award that encourages people of all backgrounds to connect, enjoy and care for wild places.  The Award is not competitive but challenges each participant nevertheless.  Taking part will develop an understating of and taking responsibility for, a variety of chosen wild places. 

Skills and Knowledge Learned

Discover a wild place.

Explore its wilderness.

Conserve and take personal responsibility.

Share experiences.

Who is the course suitable for?

Students who enjoy working outdoors in all weathers and using a range of tools. Students should show enthusiasm and commitment and have an awareness of how to help the environment.


John Muir Level 1 and 2

Course Leader

Paul Steele

Abbey Hill Academy Sixth Form
Sheraton Building
Ketton Road
Stockton on Tees
TS19 8BU

Tel: 01642 664140


Horizons Specialist Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee (Company No 08608287) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales.

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