Our students and volunteers are undertaking the John Muir Award; an initiative which encourages people to connect with, enjoy, and care for wild places.


What is the John Muir Award?

The award is an environmental scheme for people of all backgrounds – groups, families, individuals. It’s non-competitive, inclusive and accessible.

To undertake the John Muir Award, our students and staff share an adventure to discover, explore and conserve the wild places surrounding our grounds.


What we’ve accomplished:



Discover a wild place

We have explored some of the incredible land which surrounds Dale Farms, including the ‘Lower Meadow’, which leads into the Dales. The Lower Meadow is home to our bees and a beautiful range of wildflowers.



Explore it

We explored what grew in and around Dale Farm and why they did. We learnt the differences between different trees and plants and learnt to appreciate our natural environment as it flourishes.




Conserve it

We have planted trees and shrubs, along with wildflowers which hopefully will be showing this summer. The students also made nest boxes two of which we put up in the lower meadow.