3. Next steps and further support
Do you have any next steps in your own use of the Award? If so, how can the John Muir Trust help?
There was a real variety of responses to this question, demonstrating the diversity of how people use the John Muir Award. However, the most commonly referenced next step was to support participants through the next level of the Award. Many planned to increase participation levels and spread John Muir Award activity across other areas of their organisation, whist the same amount of respondents planned to repeat their successful delivery and keep activity levels the same. Some Providers commented that they are keen to link their John Muir Award activity with other Award schemes and courses (Youth Achievement, NVQ modules), and a few said they were keen to increase their own skills and attend other training that relates to outdoor and environmental activity.
The most frequently referenced way the John Muir Trust could help Providers was through continued support and advice. Some also said they would appreciate more ideas for engaging with wild places. Many also commented that they would like further training and networking opportunities through the John Muir Award. Others would appreciate help with evaluating their Award activity.
We will continue to consider how we can best support Providers and respond to these requests. We want to ensure needs are met and Providers feel confident, supported and motivated to continue to help people of all backgrounds can connect, enjoy and care for wild places through the John Muir Award.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part for sharing their experiences and reflections.