John Muir Award

Connect, enjoy and care for wild places

The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration. The Award is open to all and is the educational initiative of the John Muir Trust. Four Challenges are at the heart of each John Muir Award; discover - explore - conserve - share.

The award has been achieved by a group of S1 pupils who have taken part in a the John Muir Award Club over the past year, each contributing more than 4 days worth of their time.
Planning the John Muir garden
The pupils involved are Chloe Gemmell, Natasha Hibberd, Hannah Jarvis, Ryan McBride, Angus MacInnes, Nicole Collie, Frankie Dobinson, Stephanie Burgon, Amy Jarvis and Rebecca Pollard.
They chose to improve an area of our school grounds to encourage others to enjoy the outdoors and use the area more and also to encourage more biodiversity. Pupils have contributed to the conservation of the area by: -
  • building a minibeast hotel to encourage small invertebrates into the area.
  • selecting flowering plants to attracts bees and other insects (and also to fit with their colour theme!)
  • designing school logo signs
  • providing a bird bath
  • using rockery stones to minimise weeding for easy maintenance of the garden
We wish to say a massive thank you to all parents, relatives & partner companies (such as CED Stone, Resolution Landscaping & Point Media Creative Ltd.) for their contribution to the project, with out their help we would not have been able to do so much with the area.
Click here to view a short video of the pupils' work or click on the link on the left to see more photographs of work on the John Muir garden.