There are 5 key ingredients of good mental health and emotional well being:
(include everyone in our social community, listen, be there, be a good friend)
(volunteer, time, your presence, your thanks)
(watch out and notice others and be kind/caring, remember the things that give you joy, notice nature)
(be curious, think hard)
(exercise, go outdoors)
All of the ingredients are included in the Award Scheme. By participating in this scheme, children will push themselves out of their comfort zone and develop:
High Self Esteem
Bronze Award is primarily for children aged 7-9 (years 3 & 4) but can be done by any child aged 7-13
Silver Award is primarily for children aged 10-11 (years 5 &6) but can be done by any child aged 10-13
Gold Award is for children aged 12-13 (years 7 & 8)
Children have to successfully complete all 5 elements to achieve the Award:
1. Get Active
Take part in an Active Club 6 months (Bronze), 12 months (Silver), 18 months (Gold). It can be a team game or a solo sport.
2. Get Cooking
Design, prepare (and cook) HEALTHY meals from raw ingredients. There are different levels of challenge of meal preparation and serving:
A Bronze challenge is a nutritious meal for at least 2 family members/friends (with at least 2 courses). Supervised by parent/carer.
A Silver challenge meal is for at least 4 key workers in their workplace setting e.g. make a meal for 4 members of staff in a school or 4 members of a Fire and Rescue service
A Gold challenge meal is for a mixture of family members and at least one vulnerable member of the community (elderly, disabled, lovely etc).
3. Get Creative
Participants do a hobby, pastime or club for Bronze - 6 months, Silver - 9 months, Gold - 12 months
It can be something that involves art, craft, creativity, music, reading, making things, gardening/growing, environmental work, problem-solving, community work, culture or some other area. The activity cannot be screen based.
4. Get Fundraising
Choose a worthwhile charity and, working with others in a team, raise some money for it.
5. Get out There
Bronze - 5k walk or 10k bike, Silver - 10k walk or 20k bike, Gold - 15k walk or 20k bike.
Download your Achievement Log here: