Empowering children by giving them purpose and life skills


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

Upcoming Webinars

  • AISA WEBINAR: Wi-Fi and Wellbeing: Engaging in Social-Emotional Learning Strategies for Students and Teachers
  • AISA Wellbeing Webinar: Find Out More About the Online Staff Wellbeing Toolkit
  • AISA Wellbeing Webinar: Stress, Burnout & Compassion Fatigue – I think I have them all!

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