The Copthill Challenge Scheme (CCS) is designed to challenge all our pupils from Year 4 upwards, by providing an incentive to participate in the huge variety of opportunities provided by the staff.
The aim behind running this scheme is to recognise all the skills and interests of pupils, not just academic, sporting or musical achievements We encourage pupils to try new skills and challenges, including practical skills which are not part of the curriculum. We feel it is important to encourage children to think about others and to offer help through providing a service in school or out of school. Most importantly we aim to develop leadership and teamwork skills which will be of use thoughout their lives.
The scheme runs throughout the year and from Years 4-6 and each year the requirements become more challenging. It is designed to be achievable for all pupils.
Each pupil can achieve a bronze, silver or gold award over the three years, depending on their enthusiasm, self motivation and commitment to a skill or variety of activities during the years.
Some challenges are achievable in school time, others are designed to be carried out of school hours, with parental support. At the end of Year 6 there will be an accumulation of all their awards with an appropriate ceremony and a final record of achievement.
The scheme is a completely voluntary scheme and is pupil initiated. There are sections in which the pupils are required to do voluntary service, in or out of school. All aspects of their development are awarded points – responsibilities and projects as well as commitment, progression and achievement. Evidence of the challenges is recorded in a log book which must be kept and completed periodically by each pupil over three years.
Progress through the awards will be followed by form teachers, tutors and the Challenge Scheme coordinator, who will encourage pupils to participate in new skills.
The scheme is taken very seriously by pupils. We hope you will encourage your child to take up the challenge. It encompasses many important skills which will be required for secondary school and more importantly adult life.