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Empowering children by giving them purpose and life skills

The aim of this session is to describe how children's wellbeing is linked to having purpose and a feeling of community.
  • Virtual Workshops
  • Heads of schools, School Leaders, Teachers, Counselors, ICT Manager, Marketing Executives
  • Virtual
  • Free
  • 1:00 pm (GMT+00:00) - 2:00 pm (GMT+00:00)
  • 27 March 2024

Description

Children’s wellbeing is linked to having purpose and a feeling of community and this goes hand-in-hand with teaching them real-life skills such as cookery, domestic chores, bike maintenance, budgeting, trip planning etc.

Schools place so much importance on academics but could also help students to grow in other ways such as independence, resilience and confidence. The Junior Duke Award leads children aged 4 to 13 through nine levels of life skills learning making them into confident, independent, capable young adults.

Some of the objectives of the Junior Duke Award include:

  • Ensuring your pupils are ‘Ready for Life’

Attendees will learn about a tried and tested practical approach to making sure students are becoming increasingly confident, independent, resilient and well-prepared for life out with the usual academics taught in schools. They will learn how working through various levels of the Junior Duke Award, a series of life skills challenges, increases pupils’ well-being and skill level. 

  • Enhancing a sense of Community in your school

The webinar will provide insights into how offering the Junior Duke to your pupils increases engagement amongst pupils, parents and teachers. Hear how School Inspectors in the UK see that offering the Award creates a collaborative and supportive whole school community.

  • Promoting the development of non-academic skills asked by employers

The session will highlight the importance of offering students the opportunity to experience these 126 challenges, which will require developing many soft and executive functioning skills while keeping monitoring uncomplicated for teachers.

The takeaway is a simple addition to your school, which doesn’t impact curriculum time and hugely benefits the pupils.

By the end of the webinar, participants will have the know-how to run the Award in their schools and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Facilitator

  • Dawn Waugh
    Junior Duke Award
    Founder
    Website

    I have been a primary teacher in Scotland for 28 years. I am married, and we have two teenage boys. We all like being outdoors as much as possible and have climbed many Scottish mountains. We camp on the many peaceful islands off the west coast and like to ski and kayak.

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International School of Kenya Campus, Peponi Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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