We are delighted to be able to offer school pupils (Yr 5 and above) the opportunity to complete their individual John Muir Award at Susan's Farm.
Our programme has been registered and approved by The John Muir Trust and by taking part we can all share and celebrate how young people are caring for the environment and making social action the norm.
The practical action your pupils will undertake for nature contributes to the UK-wide campaign #iwill and helps The John Muir Trust fulfil their pledge to:
The Lake District National Park have partnered with The John Muir Trust to encourage us all to take actions to reduce carbon emissions, improve habitats for nature recovery, look at how farming can become net zero carbon and be regenerative to help nature recover.
Why not be part of this plan?
Each pupil will take part in four challenges across 4 days (or 8 half days). These can be all at Susan's farm or split between here and school.
As this is an individual award, every pupil must:
The four challenges are:
The programme is designed to engage pupils in various Citizen Science projects and is supported by the use of nature journaling which blends science, art, maths and literacy to support the development of a wide range of skills aligned to the National Curriculum.
Nature journaling enables pupils to observe and learn, develop curiosity, connect with nature, build skills and responsibility.
Each session has a 3-fold scaffold: study a part of nature; focus on a goal for observation and thinking; use strategies to record information.
We use the cross-cutting themes of conservation, biodiversity, ecosystems and habitats and develop questioning techniques using who, what, where, when, why and How. Each journal entry includes metadata (time, date, location, weather etc) and will include observations, diagrams, etc.
We encourage pupils to continue to learn beyond the session and will pose questions that may require research at home/school.
Our programme ethos: Learning in the outdoors with nature; fun and engaging; teamwork and collaboration; individual development and challenge; conservation.
Email Helen Ward at email@example.com or call her on 07392 793672
Susan's Farm CIO
145 Houghton Road
Cumbria. CA3 0LD
We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales No 1183223