Yet again our Year 6 students have demonstrated their amazing spirit and kindness within our Year 6 Challenge Award.
This week I was incredibly impressed reading the poster displays they have made to showcase their community projects. Some students dedicated time to a community project of their choice whilst other students chose to raise awareness of a local charity or sustainability campaign. The opportunities within this aspect of the award offer our students the experience of contributing to the wider community and, for many, the theme of sustainability was very strong. This is such an important aspect to learning here at our Primary Campus and is genuinely student driven. It helps to shape the characters of our students by connecting their learning to an area of life they feel passionate about and it encourages a lot of reflection.
The students developed a deeper appreciation for so many character strengths through their experiences with the strengths of appreciation, gratitude and kindness feeling very present across the range of student action.
Reading the childrens’ descriptions of their experience gave a real sense of how much they had learned and grown. Here are some of the quotes from their posters:
‘I believe we all share a social responsibility which involves a deep and strong awareness of our interdependence and interconnectedness with the entire web of life: human, animal and the natural world.”
“This opportunity has increased my awareness of the need to get involved in world issues.”
Projects included a wide range of areas including the support of refugees, orphans, animal welfare and conservation organisations. From speaking to the students and reading their reflections, it is clear what a positive impact there has been on their growth.
Following the Lunar New Year break, we are looking forward to the students presenting on their new skill as the next part of the challenge award.