At Anstey, pupils will have the opportunity to register for the Junior Duke Award (organised by Capable Kids), in September each year. Junior Duke is aimed to encourage independence, confidence, resilience and self-motivation.
Junior Duke is aimed at helping children aged 7 to 11 to learn and practise a large variety of life skills. Children in different years will complete the award at different levels:
Year 3 – Bronze Junior Duke
Year 4 - Silver Junior Duke
Year 5 – Gold Junior Duke
Year 6 – Platinum Junior Duke
Each of these levels has a selection of challenges and, in order to complete a level, the children need to finish a predetermined number of these successfully. These include skills such as First Aid, ICT, Eco awareness, Drama, Music, Sport and other life skills such as cookery and puncture repair. The children will be given some of the necessary skills in school, but most of the challenges will require a good deal of time and effort outside of school with friends and family.
On completion of a level, a well-earned certificate and badge will be awarded. Children should aim to finish their challenges by the end of the school year. The cost for your child to take part in this award scheme is £10. This cost is forwarded by the school to Capable Kids and covers the cost of the booklet, certificate and badge.
If you require any further information, please contact the school office.