Residential activities

The John Muir Award can contribute to residential and outdoor adventure programmes, helping to fully integrate environmental awareness and responsibility, encouraging personal challenge and skills development, and providing valuable recognition of achievements. 

Lad with arms outstretched

The John Muir Trust supports Learning Away’s Campaign for Brilliant Residentials which promotes the life-changing experiences that children and young people take away from residentials.

Find out more from the campaign website and through our case studies below: 

  • Active learning, resilience and resourcefulness … see what makes a quality residential learning experience in the Lake District, through adventurous activity, a National Park setting and a strong curriculum context 
  • Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre’s residential partnership approach to delivering the Award with schools, ensuring pupils’ outdoor experiences and achievements on residential are strengthened through engaging with local wild places during the school year 
  • Our partnership with the Outward Bound Trust, showcasing the range of activities across the outdoor centres that contribute to individuals’ achievement of a John Muir Award and the positive impact that participants have for wild places