This year 13 children from St Margaret’s Academy have gained the Torbay Civic Award. They have undertaken various roles within the school community including peer mediation, lunchtime help in the dining hall, library and computer duties, office support and support in KS1. In terms of help in their own communities the children have been involved in litter picking, community gardening projects and several children sang or did BSL signing at the St Marychurch Christmas Street Party.
The children have also supported various charities including British Heart Foundation, Unicef, the Ebola Appeal, Blue Cross, Rowcroft Hospice and South West Ups and Downs. In total they have raised an impressive £500 for these worthy causes.
The children have taken part in a variety of active hobbies including netball, football, karate, swimming, dance and gymnastics. They have also show commitment to a diverse range of non-active hobbies including Sea Scouts, Guide and Scouting organisations, learning a musical instrument, photography, cooking, craftsand collecting car models.
All the children attended Heatree residential week where they enjoyed caving, abseiling kayaking, raft building and had their first taste of an extended stay away from home and independence.
The children were assessed by one of our school Governors in late June and all spoke confidently and enthusiastically about taking part in the award.