4 Year 6 students from Homelands Primary School were successfully awarded the Torbay and Devon Civic Award 2019/2020.
Here is a run down of our Civic Award Graduates
Jillian has enjoyed helping out in her school community by being a peer mediator. She says ‘I really love helping out and feeling like an important part of the school.’ Jillian spent time planning out a bake and craft sale to raise money for the RSPCA, she had this event scheduled for March 20th; however, this event sadly couldn’t happen. For the crafts, she made earrings, bookmarks, hairclips and friendship bracelets and for the bake sale she had planned to make lots of yummy bakes. Her hobbies have included arts and crafts and playing board games and she wrote a recount of her time on residential at the River Dart Country Park.
Marli’s chosen charity for the Civic Award is Hospice UK, who helped her Grandad before he sadly died. To raise money for the charity she took part in the 2019 Santa Run about which she wrote a super recount. She has taken up running, which continued during lockdown and is now running 4miles very comfortably. Helping in the community, Marli has taken part in and continues to get involved with local beach clean. At school she is a peer mediator, helping to support younger children with friendship problems and she went away with her class to the River Dart Country Part Residential.
For her Charity work, Brooke chose the British Lung Charity because she wanted to help people like her Grandad who suffers from COPD. She had organised a raffle just before lockdown so this was not able to go ahead. For her residential, Brooke went away with her class to the River Dart Country Park. She produced a write up about this. Her active hobby has been being part of The Fightworx academies Junior Thai Boxing programme – she has been part of this since May 2019 and attended every Thursday. For her non-active and new hobby, Brooke has immersed herself in Art, for which she built up a fantastic portfolio of drawings.
An avid member of a local scout group, Sam’s residential experience was at the Woodlands Scout Camp in 2019. Scouting was and is his active hobby, with whom he took part in a local adventure course. His new non-active hoppy has been to learn about stop motion animation about astronomy and the charity he had plans to support was Rowcroft. In the local community, Sam helped pack shopping for people at Christmas time in the local super market.