The John Muir Award encourages people of all backgrounds to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places.
The Trust's John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It is inclusive, accessible and non-competitive, though should challenge each participant. The Award encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment through a structured yet adaptable scheme, in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration.
Child-led learning and a relaxed approach allows children to learn at their own pace and focus on their interests. They can choose to learn through essential play discovering the equipment, trails and exciting things dotted around the woods to engage their imagination. Mud kitchen, water table, dens, hammocks, woodland creatures, slack-lines, swings and much more..
Or discover, develop and master skills involved in bushcraft, survival, carving, fire lighting and den building.
Our experienced Forest School Leaders use observation and reflection to adapt sessions to cater each individual's needs.
If you are new to TWiG and would like to come along and give Forest School a try, you can book an individual session.
Individual Day Session £35 per child
After which we take block bookings of 6 prepaid sessions. Forest School is intended to be a long term process to develop a child's confidence and give their learning direction through a nature connection.
6-session block £210 per child
If you are unable to join us in the woodland, we ask for a minimum of 7 days' notice and your payments will be continued onto the following week.
These are unaccompanied sessions for children over 8 years old.
Our John Muir group have been exploring the woodland discovering different species of fungus, how they spread and the conditions they need to thrive.