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Spending a little time on a single activity can reap it rewards.Participants can come away with formal accreditation for the skills they have acquired and transfer these into further learning.

For All: At the Frank Chapman Centre we are proud to be John Muir Award providers.  A significant number of visiting groups choose to complete the John Muir Award during their stay.  The award is usually completed as part of an adventurous activities week.  This is a nationally recognised environmental award, more information can be found at:

Groups are expected to complete the following 4 elements of the John Muir Award in wild places, these are:

  • Discover
  • Explore
  • Conserve
  • Share

There are plenty of wild places locally and there are numerous ways of exploring them.

In terms of sharing, all students keep a diary, they can draw, paint, write poems, create a piece of art, or choose a different way of sharing what they have learned or found out.

If you think you may be interested in completing the John Muir Award as part of your week of adventure, please get in touch with us and we’ll talk you through it.

For young people:

We can incorporate ASDAN Short courses or AQA units into the adventurous activities that you can do.

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Climbing – from complete beginner to competent climber

– National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme Levels 1&2

Navigation/Hill Walking

– NNAS Bronze and Silver personal navigation award