John Muir Award


Jersey’s South West Coast: Discover it, Explore it, Conserve it, Share it.

Learn about Jersey’s environment through the John Muir Award, with Absolute Adventures.

What is involved?

At the start of the programme, your students will identify a wild place along the south west coast of Jersey. Then, across 4 sessions led by the Absolute Adventure team, the group will explore and learn about the wildlife, the ecology and the geology of their chosen place.

There are Four Challenges/Sessions that make up the award, specially designed to encourage awareness and understanding of the environment. We work with the students to identify their own place and then run activities to meet the below challenges: 

·Discover a wild place - on your doorstep or further afield
·Explore it - find out more about it
·Conserve it - take personal responsibility to care for your chosen wild place
·Share experiences and celebrate achievements

See one of our draft programmes for the award here. 


Frequently Asked Questions…

  1. Who is the award suitable for?  

    The award programme is suitable for anyone in year 4 and above and the sessions will be structured to suit the ability and age of the group.

  2. How much does it cost?

    We run the award in class groups so offer a flat rate of £1625 per class for the full award. With an average class size of 25, this works out at £65 per student for a full four days of activity.

  3. When does the award run? 

    We run the award in the Autumn and Spring terms. From September-October and March-May. Other dates are available upon request - just send us an email.

  4. What do the students need? 

    A backpack containing: A waterproof jacket to keep warm and dry

    Sturdy shoes or well fitted trainers for walking

    Snack, lunch and water

    In a separate bag they must bring a towel and swimwear for the days we do water sports. 

  5. How do we book? 

    Please email us at to register your interest for the Autumn 2019 or Spring 2020 term. 

Our Year 4 children undertook the challenge of the John Muir Award for the first time this year with the guidance and teaching of the staff at Absolute Adventures. The children’s learning was excellent and focussed not only on specific environmental work but also gaining a greater insight into the culture and features of Jersey. The children worked very hard throughout the week but found this completely absorbing and engaging and came back to school with great enthusiasm. This resulted in some excellent presentations to parents and on-going curricular work. A brilliant experience.
— Iain George Headteacher Janvrin Primary School