Does the John Muir Award help the people you work with be Achieving?
Achieving: Being supported and guided in their learning and in the development of their skills, confidence and self-esteem at home, at school, and in the community.
95% said yes.
- More than half of the comments we received about ‘Achieving’ reported on seeing improvements in participants’ self-esteem, self-confidence and sense of belonging. Many referenced the Award framework and ethos (flexibility to design activity that is challenging and achievable for each individual) as key to this.
“Learning as part of the John Muir Award is informal and takes place at each individual's own pace.”
- The John Muir Award certificate as a recognition of achievement was frequently noted as very important, particularly for those who are less academic, or had not previously achieved an award of any kind.
“For some the Award ceremony was the first time parents were involved in celebrating the success of their children - it was well supported and highly valued. The young people seeing themselves achieve is highly beneficial.”
- Some responses made particular reference to the importance of the Conserve Challenge: “There is a really strong 'feel good factor' from the conservation work - a feeling of pride."
- The Share Challenge was noted as promoting a sense of achievement, giving a structured opportunity to reflect on achievement and for this to be celebrated within and beyond the group.
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They gain in confidence through giving presentations with peers, assemblies, writing etc. Pupils take on leadership roles, cooperative working and more responsibility. It helped with literacy skills - gave real and relevant context for listening, reading, writing and talking.John Muir Award Provider