The John Muir Trust is a charity that was founded in 1983 - "We believe wild places are essential for the wellbeing of people and wildlife".

Pupils at Willow Bank School take part in the John Muir Award scheme as part of their outdoor classroom and Science curriculum. It is an environmental award scheme for people of all backgrounds – groups, families, individuals. It’s non-competitive, inclusive and accessible. Pupils at Willow Bank complete a variety of activities that contribute towards the time required to achieve their Explorer or Discovery Award.

To support our pupils and provide an alternative way of learning we will be uploading John Muir Award activities that pupils can carry out in their gardens or on their social distancing daily walks, either independently or with their families.

Discover Explore Conserve and Share.

John Muir Activities

John Muir Weekly Newsletter

A weekly newsletter is published each Tuesday which shares a mixture of articles, films and activities that pupils can engage with online.

John Muir Films

Follow this link to watch the John Muir Trust's powerful short films to find out more about a range of nature, envrionmental and outdoor topics.

Jon Snow, journalist and Channel 4 News presenter, talks about his lifelong love for trees in the third of our The Wild in Me film series celebrating wildness and the relationships between people and wild places.

During the coronavirus lockdown, we asked six mountaineers to talk about past adventures - The Mountains Are Calling.

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