We are delighted to present our new Citizenship Award. The award aims to help children develop skills in nine different strands, including Independence, Eco Warrior, School Community, Wider Community and Leadership. Each child has an Award Booklet to be kept at school which contains suggestions for activities and space for each one to be signed off, and there are some extra ideas on the Resources page in this section.
To earn their award each year, children need to complete an activity in each of the nine strands. They will receive a coloured wristband that they can wear for the rest of their time at Shirley Junior School, and if they earn the award each year they can collect all four different colours.
We hope that lots of our children will be inspired to have a go at earning their Citizenship Award. In year 6, children who have completed at least one activity from each strand in the previous years, as well as all the Year 6 activities, can nominate themselves for their Governors' Award. If their teachers agree, they will have an interview with our Chair of Governors to talk about themselves as citizens and how they have contributed to the school and the wider community.
We want to help you to become fabulous citizens of our school! You can earn your citizenship award each year by doing the challenges suggested, or equivalent challenges if your teacher agrees. Some challenges connect to other learning values. Your teacher needs to sign your booklet to say you have been successful, and if the challenge has been done at home, you need a signed note from your grown up as evidence.
Here is a summary of some things you could do to get involved. The full Citizenship Award Booklet can be accessed below.