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One-day and half-day courses and events designed to help engagement with the John Muir Award

Do you want to/already use the John Muir Award and are interested in exploring how to get the most from it? Are you looking for open one-day training courses and events specific to your sector/area?

These one-day and half-day courses and events (often run at a reduced rate with key educational partners) may be of interest. They are designed to help your engagement with the John Muir Award.

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1. John Muir Award in Schools

This one-day introductory course is for teachers, head teachers, classroom assistants, pupil support and youth workers, community learning staff, and all who support outdoor learning. It explores the relevant skills, knowledge and approaches needed for delivering the John Muir Award in a schools/education/curriculum context. With less time available and its specific focus, it is not as activity-based as the open-enrolment two-day residential training.

School Award group

1.1 Upcoming courses:

John Muir Award in Schools (South East Improvement Collaborative): 

The course is open to South East Improvement Collaborative (City of Edinburgh Council, East Lothian, Fife, Midlothian and Scottish Borders Council).  Funded by Scottish Borders Council, priority will be given to Scottish Borders establishments.   

For Scottish Borders establishments please book through Business World. 

Friday 28 October 9.30am- 3.30pm. Gordon Primary School, Scottish Borders. 

John Muir Award teacher training

2. John Muir Award in National Parks

This one-day introductory course is for teachers, youth workers, community learning staff, outdoor instructors and anyone who supports outdoor learning and engagement in National Parks. It explores the relevant skills, knowledge and approaches needed for delivering the John Muir Award in a National Parks context. With less time available and its specific focus, it is not as activity-based as the open-enrolment two-day residential training. In partnership with Lake District National Park and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Reading Lost Words

3. Literacy and Nature Training

Experience activities that help develop literacy skills in the outdoors and discuss the potential role of nature connections. Using the Explorer’s Guide to The Lost Words we'll make our own literary spells and enjoy a trail through the Gardens. The session will showcase use of The Lost Words and associated resources in schools, community and youth groups. Supported by Education Scotland, Scottish Book Trust and City of Edinburgh Council.

Group in meadow - Janet Macsween

Book a place

For more information about any of these courses, or to book a place, please contact info@johnmuiraward.org

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