The Springmead Award provides an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development for our young people with participants proving their commitment to various activities that they may not normally experience. The Copper, Bronze, Silver and Gold Springmead Awards are taken by pupils in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 respectively. All children in the Preparatory Department are involved in this programme. The elements, at increasing levels of difficulty, include: a hobby; a physical activity; community service; undertaking a first aid course; participating in a residential trip and completing a hike.
There are very obvious links here with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme that runs in most senior schools. Similar to the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme the Springmead Award Scheme develops the ‘whole child’ and enables them to ‘achieve’ with confidence in many different areas.
May take place outside of school, examples include: IT club; choir; cubs; brownies; instrument tuition.
May take place in or outside of school, (but will not include activities which take place in lesson time), examples include sports clubs; horse riding; swimming; dancing.
Would normally take place in school, examples include: librarian duties; supporting a club for younger children.
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