This year we will be taking part in the Junior Duke Awards for the first time ever!
The award is a similar style to the Duke of Edinburgh award system available to Secondary school aged children, and involves completing up to 10 challenges throughout the academic year. These challenges are all easy to complete at home and include:
The challenges aim to increase your child’s independence, resilience and confidence through learning important life skills. The Junior Duke is a relatively new initiative and has received excellent feedback from parents in other schools:
" X has loved working through the challenges on the Mini and Junior Duke Scheme. He has just completed his Bronze Junior Duke Award and can’t wait to start on the Silver. This has been amazing for his self-confidence and independence. His sense of achievement and pride when he completes a task is fantastic to see. It has also been great to see him using other members of the family to join in with some of the challenges and has really improved his communication skills. The level of the challenges has been perfect, each level pushes him a little further but still within his capabilities. The range of challenges is great and there is an option to do 7 out of 10 of the challenges"
Children will be able to complete the tasks as part of their normal home learning. Please send lots of photos and we will celebrate these achievements in class, in assemblies and on our website and social media (for those children who have given permission). Good luck!