I Can Do it Award
Raglan is part of Connect Schools Academy Trust (CSAT). As a Trust we are looking at ways that we can support our children from an early age develop their self-confidence and independence so that they start to take responsibility for themselves. Children need the opportunity to participate in a variety of experiences to learn new and varied skills on their own, this nurtures their self-esteem and, we believe, creates a ‘can-do attitude’ which is an important part of the character education provision in our trust and school.
The CSAT ‘I can do it’ award aims to support our children to become responsible, positive young people who are resilient citizens, responsible for themselves and aware of their responsibility to others. By completing a number of tasks in each school year, children will be able to practice a range of age-appropriate life skills and further develop their level of confidence in their ability to be independent.
There are six challenge areas:
- Exercise and learning new things
- Around the home
- Looking after myself
- Each year group from Year 1 to Year 6 will have six age appropriate challenges to complete throughout the academic year.
- Once a challenge is completed, it will be signed off by their class teacher.
- A child can only complete the challenges for the year group they are currently in.
- The activities should be supported/supervised by an adult at home, for example: showing the children how to switch on the oven, but the final activity should be completed by the child
- If certain activities cannot be completed at home or you need some resources to be able to complete the challenge please speak to the class teacher or Miss Proctor and we will do our best to support.
- Information about the different year group challenges are available on the Raglan website – under the parent information tab – ‘I can do it’ awards.
- The children can do their year group challenges in any order.
- They should bring their ‘I can do it’ award books into school on the last Monday of ever half term so that we can celebrate their challenges.
- On the last whole assembly of each half term every child who has completed a challenge that half term will have their names entered into a prize draw. One child from each year group will be picked out and that child will win a voucher.
- Once all six challenges have been completed they will receive their ‘I can do it’ certificate.
- There will be a special celebration at the end of the school year to celebrate all the challenges that have been completed.
The ‘I can do it’ award has been introduced to children in assembly this week and they will be bringing home their ‘I can do it’ award books very soon. The children will receive the challenges for their current year group (which are also available on the website under the Parents tab) and their books should continue with them throughout their time at the school. As we are already in our second half term we have challenged the children to complete two challenges before we break up for Christmas.
If you have any questions please speak to your child’s class teacher.