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the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

Rewarding the Next Generation

08 July 2016

The Next Generation Awards Scheme is a highly successful Citizenship programme that has been run by the Birmingham Civic Society for the last ten years. Over 25,000 pupils have taken part in the scheme, with 2600 pupils participating in the programme last year alone.

The award scheme is aimed at groups of pupils aged 11 to 14, and is an assessed project-based programme designed to meet many of the requirements of the Key Stage 3 Citizenship Curriculum, and also to develop pupils’ personal, learning and thinking skills.

The scheme asks pupils to work in teams to identify issues and trends affecting people in their community. They must conduct research and develop proposals for actions that would improve some aspect of life in the future.

On Thursday 30 June the Quarter Finalists presented their projects to judges from the Birmingham Civic Society. Six teams took part and as a school we received two Bronze, two Silver and two Gold awards.

The best in school was team 100% Green, who presented their ideas at the Semi-Finals at Newman University College on Tuesday 5 July.   We wait to see if they have reached the Finals taking place in October. Well done to all of Year 8 for their brilliant ideas and hard work!

Mrs Lynch

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