Civic Award Launch 2014 / 2015

Tuesday 18th November Centenary Hall, Torquay Boys’ Grammar School
Arrive from 1pm for a 1:30 pm start
Finish 3pm

• Schools are invited to bring along children who are embarking upon the Civic Award 2014-15
• It is hoped that teachers involved with the award will attend and headteachers are very warmly invited. Parent helpers are welcome too
• It is expected that all pupils attending will have begun work upon the award and completed an Initial Plans sheet. Selection of pupils attending is up to individual schools but it is a condition of attending that Year 6 participants complete the Civic Award next June!
• Pupils don’t need to bring anything – drinks / fruit will be provided
• Photos will be taken by organisers of the event for inclusion in the exhibition and by the Herald Express. It will be assumed that all pupils can be photographed unless Karen Thomson is informed to the contrary.
• Unfortunately parking is restricted at the school so cars will probably need to park in Shiphay Manor Drive. There will be allocated parking for mini buses / coaches – please contact Mr Andy Kosmaczewski with details:

akosmacz@tbgs.torbay.sch.uk

To notify your attendance and give numbers of children and adults attending and for further details contact Karen Thomson: thomsonfamily@blueyonder.co.uk

Reasons to adopt the Torbay Civic Award:

• It brings about community cohesion through linking school and community
• It empowers children to become global citizens – developing their awareness of the works of charities
• It develops empathy and the desire to strive for a fairer future. It encourages them to be compassionate and to take responsibility for positive change
• It develops pupils’ economic well being by developing skills for the workplace and allowing children to manage money
• It encourages children to be safe – action planning with risk assessments is an important part of the award
• It develops self esteem, confidence and assurance
• It develops a team working ethos and promotes related skills of collaboration and independence
• It supports children in leading purposeful and full lives and is great preparation for both secondary school and the workplace.
• The scheme develops Pupil Voice and Citizenship
• It encourages acquisition of important values (respect contribution compassion etc) and allows children to see them in practice
• It is about what we all believe in: moral purpose and integrity – developing and nurturing the whole child for life and placing education in a broader and more worthy context

The Torbay & Devon Civic Award does not allow the downloading of images from our website. To request a image please contact the relevant school who will get in touch with us.