The KS4/+16 Award is a fully resourced leadership and character education programme for delivery within schools. Based on the concept of running a race the Award focuses on developing core skills for life after school and the work place.
Delivered one hour a week over two years.
Delivered one hour a week over one year or one hour a fortnight over two years.
Skills Based Activities
Apprentice Style Challenge
Volunteering in the Community
Setting Personal Targets
KS4 students wanted to look at ways to combat loneliness in elderly people in their community. They arranged to visit 3 local care homes to spend time with residents talking and coordinating activities. Prior to visiting they established the care needs of the residents and prepared appropriate activities including craft, colouring and a range of games. Other projects students were involved in over the Award included raising money to purchase a defibrillator and supporting their local foodbank.
"The students thoroughly enjoyed this challenge. When we first arrived at the care homes most of the students were very hesitant to get involved and speak to the residents, especially those suffering from dementia type illnesses. It was a wonderful experience to see all the students develop as the visit progressed and they became more comfortable in the surroundings. I personally had a “lump in my throat” when my group were leaving and certain students went back to the residents they had been engaging with, to thank them for allowing them into their home."