John Muir Family Award - Summer Holiday Family Challenge

We would like to invite you on an adventure during the summer holidays….

The Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership is a registered John Muir Award provider and we are looking for families to join us on a free adventure during the school summer holidays! A family led challenge that will create some wonderful 2020-summer memories and get you hooked on discovering the nature around you and the heritage underneath your feet. Unfortunately, we cannot deliver group activities that we had planned, however we would like to support you to complete the challenge from home and in your local wild places!

John Muir was a Scottish adventurer, who was known as the 'Father of the National Parks'. The John Muir Trust continues to promote wild places and encourage discovery and adventure. More can be found out about the Trust and John Muir here.

The John Muir Trust has developed the John Muir Award, which is an 'environmental award scheme for people of all backgrounds – groups, families, individuals. It's non-competitive, inclusive and accessible.'

We are challenging families to complete the John Muir Discovery Award, at home and in their local wild space. This involves spending 25 hours over 5 weeks discovering, exploring and conserving local outdoor spaces. Each family who completes the award will receive a certificate, and we hope you will share your John Muir journey with us through photos, videos and lots of creativity. We will be doing the same, so would love to see what you get up to.

We are offering guidance, resources and virtual support to all involved. Each week you will receive a newsletter (through Mailchimp), containing the latest tasks, activities, challenges and methods of sharing what you have discovered. There will be five themed challenges to complete, these range from minibeast hunting, to archaeology and local history, learning about Pendle at night and the wildlife that lives there. The challenges are all family led and can be easily adapted to suit your location and requirements. Therefore, it is open to all families with children of all ages and abilities. The challenges will need adult supervision, and are best completed as a family unit. A family unit can include parents, grandparents, carers and guardians.

Registration for the John Muir Family Award 2020 has now closed, the closing date was 17th July. The Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership scheme plan to deliver a similar Outdoor Adventure next year, so do follow us on social media or sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date. If you are still interested in completing your own John Muir Discovery Award, you can do this independently via: https://www.johnmuirtrust.org/john-muir-award/get-involved

If you signed up, please follow the link in your 'Welcome Email' for your next steps along your outdoor adventure journey. If you registered and haven't heard from us by Tuesday 21st July, do get in touch.

If you have questions contact us via pendlehill@ernestcooktrust.org.uk or call 07770273643 or 07967591176.

John Muir Award Useful Information Documents

John Muir Weekly Challenge Resources