Amazing People Award!
Every term, the children are introduced, during Collective Worship, to four Amazing People from history who have changed the world. They learn about their actions and qualities and the impact that they had on the people around them and the future. They also recognise that these qualities are in all of us and that we too are Amazing People who could change the world.
The historical figures are grouped under the headings Wonderful Women, Marvellous Men, The Thinkers, The Explorers, The Fighters and The Creators.
New for 2022, we have launched the Whissendine Amazing People Award to the children in Key Stage 2. This award and the Collective Worship resources, have been created using ideas from 'Amazing People Schools', an award winning, whole school approach to character and well being.
Below, you will find a copy of the booklet that is being made available to the children who choose to engage in this optional award. There are 24 role models with a task attached to each and linked to the quality they displayed.
If, during their time at Whissendine, they complete 6 tasks, they will be awarded their Whissendine Amazing People Bronze Award. 12 tasks for silver, 18 for Gold and, should they complete all 24 tasks, they will be awarded the Ultimate Whissendine Amazing People Award.
These tasks are all to be completed in the children's own time. They can work with a friend to complete a task but both children will need to provide the evidence (in the form of a finished product, photos and confirmation from home) that they were involved for their booklets to be 'signed off' by a teacher. To complete the task they will then be asked 5 questions, about the character they were focusing on, the answers to which will all be found in the mini biography that accompanies each role model in the booklet.
We are trialling this, initially with KS2, and look forward to receiving feedback from the children as to what they enjoyed, what worked and how it could be improved moving forwards. Our hope is that a similar award will be introduced to Key Stage 1 next academic year.