Does the John Muir Award help the people you work with be Included?
Included: Having help to overcome social, educational, physical and economic inequalities and being accepted as part of the community in which they live and learn.
88% said yes.
- The most common comment relating to ‘included’ was that John Muir Award involvement allows space for less able participants to succeed. Those who may not do so well in traditional learning settings often excel outdoors, which has an impact on their place in a group.
“The joy of outdoor education is that the child struggling in a classroom setting has space to shine, the non-competitive aspect of the John Muir Award really helps with this.”
- Multiple comments mentioned how the John Muir Award ethos and structure encourages inclusion; that it is open to people with a range of abilities and from diverse backgrounds, that it is free to use, and that it does not require specialist equipment.
“Changes in some team members are noticeable as they become engaged in the Award. The use of the Share Challenge in particular encourages communication and self-expression”.
- Many people made reference to their participants improving social skills, building friendships and overcoming shyness.
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We have found that it has also helped children who struggle socially, as everyone is regarded as an equal and the emphasis is on working together to achieve.John Muir Award Provider