The John Muir Award (Discovery level) was developed to encourage everyone to appreciate the value of wild places. There are four categories to complete to achieve the award and at the end of the week you will receive a nationally recognised qualification.


Discover: Discover Avon Tyrrell and realise its value as an outdoor space.

Explore: Explore the site in a range of ways which can include: minibeast hunts, animal tracking, canoeing and walking.

Conserve: Learn how to protect and conserve the site through recycling, making your own paper, surveying wildlife or removing invasive species.

Share: Share your experiences through conversations, poems, pictures, reflection games and presentations.  

To complete the John Muir Award during your visit the minimum visit length usually recommended is 3 Days as you need to complete a minimum of 6 activities.  

Ratios will vary according to the sessions included in your programme.

Recommendations: The activity is suitable for year 4 students plus, and can be adapted for older age groups.

Sessions Included in: The John Muir Award can be run as part of our Forest Schools programme or can be developed into an after school or holiday project.

For those groups who are unable to attend for a full week, we can accommodate you working towards the award in sections and can run at weekends.

Accessible: Yes


School Packages
School Packages

Get the best deal on your school residentials with our all inclusive activity packages. With different tiers focusing on environment, discovery and adventure you can create the package that fits your aims and objectives.

Teachers Resources
Teachers Resources

We understand that you need to come prepared for your visit so we have made it as easy as possible for you, giving you all the necessary resources, risk assessments and forms all in one place.

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