Does the John Muir Award help the people you work with be Active?
Active: Having opportunities to take part in activities such as play, recreation and sport which contribute to healthy growth and development, both at home and in the community.
87% said yes.
- The majority of comments reflected that the very nature of being outdoors encourages physical activity.
- Many made specific reference to the John Muir Award promoting adventure and exploration, which encourages active participation.
”The exploration of different environments from sea caves, rocky shores, Galloway Hills, to managed woodlands is all based on active participation.”
- Many respondents reflected on John Muir Award activity in relation to their participants’ normal life – for some the Award required an increase in activity, for others it was in normal parameters of their daily activity.
“The work in the Angus Glens was very physical. Not only did they have to hill-walk to reach their destination, they then had the physical input of the days work and they were out in the fresh air. This was a 'first' for some of these pupils who often refuse to do PE in school.”
- Respondents also noted that they had observed an increase in physical activity, which had been sustained after their John Muir Award was completed.
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Pupils and supporting parents have since returned to the woods site out with school for a walk.John Muir Award Provider
Being outside we cannot help but be active!John Muir Award Provider