Environmental Award for locals living with Alzheimer’s and Primary School Children

Thursday March 3rd 2022


Written by Midlothian View Reporter, Luke Jackson

Today 36 participants of the John Muir Award came together at The Steading, Rosewell to receive their award. The John Muir Award encourages people of all backgrounds to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places. Recipients of today’s awards included 18 adults living with Alzheimer’s and Primary School Children from both Rosewell and St Matthews Primary Schools in Rosewell.

The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It is inclusive, accessible and non-competitive, though challenges 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.

Robert Scott, Manager of Rosewell Development Trust, who host the awards in Rosewell for the John Muir Trust in Rosewell, said:

“We are delighted to hold today’s John Muir Award Ceremony at The Steading. We have run the Award in partnership with local schools and Alziehmers Scotland for a few year, but due to Covid – 19 we have been unable to celebrate the achievement of those taking part in the award via any official ceremony, so it was great to see the children and adults who have worked so hard over the last few months receiving their awards in person.”

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