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John Muir Trust Online Learning


The John Muir Trust is a charity that was founded in 1983 - "We believe wild places are essential for the wellbeing of people and wildlife".


Pupils at Penkford School take part in the John Muir Award scheme as part of their outdoor classroom and Science curricuulm. It is an environmental award scheme for people of all backgrounds – groups, families, individuals. It’s non-competitive, inclusive and accessible. Pupils at Penkford complete a variety of activities that contribute towards the time required to achieve their Explorer or Discovery Award.

To support our pupils and provide an alternative way of learning we will be uploading John Muir Award activities that pupils can carry out in their gardens or on their social distancing daily walks, either independently or with their families.


John Muir Activities

Discover Explore Conserve and Share.

Activity 1 - Minibeast Hunt

Activity 2 - 50 New Things To Do

Activity 3 - Minibeast Hotel Outdoor Activity

Activity 4 - Ideas To Tackle Global Warming

Activity 5 - Five Ways I Can Help Our Earth

Activity 6 - Climate Change Crossword

Activity 7 - Simple Knots

Activity 8 - Making Stick Picture Frames

Activity 9 - Wild Place


John Muir Weekly Newsletter

A weekly newsletter is published each Tuesday which shares a mixture of articles, films and activities that pupils can engage with online.


John Muir Films

Follow this link to watch the John Muir Trust's powerful short films to find out more about a range of nature, envrionmental and outdoor topics.

Jon Snow, journalist and Channel 4 News presenter, talks about his lifelong love for trees in the third of our The Wild in Me film series celebrating wildness and the relationships between people and wild places.

During the coronavirus lockdown, we asked six mountaineers to talk about past adventures - The Mountains Are Calling.


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