Value, Connect, Care
We were keen to find out about whether use of the John Muir Award was contributing to the vision of the John Muir Trust.
We asked people if they felt their involvement in the John Muir Award played a role in working towards the vision that:
- Wild places are valued by and for everyone.
- People of all backgrounds can connect, enjoy and care for wild places.
Q. Does the John Muir Award help the people you work with value wild places?
A. 94% said yes.
(0% said 'not at all' and 'a little', 6% said 'somewhat', 29% said 'quite a bit' and 65% said' a great deal')
Q. Does the John Muir Award help the people you work with be connected to nature?
A. 84% said yes.
Q. Does the John Muir Award help the people you work with put something back? (Make a positive contribution)
A. 89% said yes.
Additional comments most commonly referenced involvement in the John Muir Award as:
- Contributing to increasing participants’ awareness and understanding of wild places.
- Giving more opportunities to visit and explore wild places.
- An effective tool for engagement with the outdoors.
- A useful framework for activity to encourage connection and care.
Next section: Attainment and wellbeing.
The students have learnt how to appreciate wild places in their local communities that they have never noticed before. The John Muir Award is an introduction, a first experience of nature for pupils and staff.John Muir Award Provider