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The Caldecott School, Station Road, Smeeth, Ashford, Kent, TN25 6PW

John Muir Trust

6th July 2023

We are proud members of the John Muir Trust, and they run the John Muir Award – an award designed to challenge participants to be aware of, and responsible for, our natural environment.

There are three types of award – Discovery, Explorer, and Conserver – and, this year, three of our Year 11 students have gained the Discovery Award for their own individual projects in our local area.

Not only that, we have also been named as an official provider of the Award. This is a significant achievement for us and our passion for environmental causes; we have a superb Forest School, Eco Club, and beautiful surroundings that allow us to be interested in, and curious about, our “wild places”, as the John Muir Trust would call them.

Being involved in our surroundings is a vital part of our curriculum, and being named as an official provider of the John Muir Award allows us to offer a wider range of opportunities to our students. “Our local environment is something all of us can be proud of and involved in,” Assistant Head Teacher Jerry Evans says. “By being involved in outdoor projects, you learn so many skills, from problem solving to practical skills, and these are lessons all of our students can benefit from.”

We’re proud of the relationship we have forged with the John Muir Trust, and congratulations to everyone at the school – staff and students alike – for being advocates for our local environment.