The Copthill Challenge Scheme (CCS) is designed to challenge pupils from Years 4-6 by providing an incentive to participate in the huge variety of opportunities provided at school.
The aim is to recognise all the skills and interests of pupils, not just academic, sporting or musical achievements. We motivate pupils to try new challenges and to develop practical skills which are not part of the curriculum. Pupils are encouraged to think about others and to offer help by providing a service in and out of school. Most importantly, pupils are taught the lifelong skills of leadership and teamwork.
The scheme is completely voluntary and is pupil initiated. Each year the requirements become more challenging.
Over the three years pupils can achieve a Bronze, Silver or Gold award, depending on their enthusiasm, self-motivation and commitment.
Some challenges are achievable in school time, others are designed to be completed out of school hours, with parental support.
The scheme is taken very seriously by pupils. It encompasses many important skills which will be required for secondary school and adult life.
This Challenge Scheme was introduced at Copthill in 2012 and it has been such a successful initiative that it is being implemented in other local schools!