Our Awards

Arts Award

 

What is it?

A way for young people to develop as artists and arts leaders.

Who can take part?

Any student on the programme (with a focus on Y10 + 12) interested in any Arts subject, e.g. illustration, creative writing, dance, textiles… the list goes on!

What will I be doing?

  • Take part in and experience the Arts

  • Research an area of interest

  • Share your skills with others

What are the benefits?

The Arts Award will give you the chance to improve your:

  • Subject skills and knowledge
  • Leadership, confidence, communication, organisation and planning skills
  • 6th form and college/university applications

Time commitment

Bronze: 40 hours guided and 20 hours independent

Silver: 60 hours guided and 35 hours independent

Gold: N/A

NB: Depending on the level, awards can take place over a long period of time (e.g. 1 year) or a shorter period (e.g. a month of more intensive activity).

Example projects

Bronze:

  • Take part in a dance club and explain how your skills have improved

  • Go to dance show and share a review of it

  • Research and report on your favourite dance group

  • Share your dance skills with others in a session

Silver:

  • Same as above, plus:

  • Plan, deliver and evaluate an ongoing dance club where you develop your leadership skills

 

Find out more information
about the Arts Award

Youth STEMM Award

 

What is it?

A skills award to support and inspire young people into STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine).

Who can take part?

Any student on the programme (with a focus on Y10 + 12) interested in STEMM subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine.

What will I be doing?

  • Develop your skills and knowledge

  • Share these with the public and younger students

  • Research courses, pathways and careers for your future

What are the benefits?

The Youth STEMM Award will give you the chance to improve your:

  • Subject skills and knowledge

  • Leadership, confidence, communication, organisation and planning skills

  • 6th form and college/university applications

Time commitment

Bronze: 45 hours

Silver: 90 hours

Gold: 150 hours

NB: Depending on the level, awards can take place over a long period of time (e.g. 1 year) or a shorter period (e.g. a month of more intensive activity).

Example activities

Inspiring the next generation:

  • Help a younger student with a piece of work

  • Present on a STEMM topic in an assembly

Engaging the public:

  • Write a STEMM article for a newsletter

  • Started a social media acount related to STEMM

Developing skills and interests:

  • Attend a STEMM lecture

  • Produce a research report

Shaping your future

  • Look into STEMM courses

  • Research a STEMM career

Find out more information
about the Youth STEMM Award

Future Forward Award

 

What is it?

A way for you to develop and deliver an extra-curricular project or activity in your school.

Who can take part?

Any student on the programme (with a focus on Y10 + 12) who isn't doing an Arts Award/Youth STEMM Award: a project can be any that isn't covered by Arts or STEMM

What will I be doing?

  • Research your project

  • Design and plan

  • Share your skills and knowledge with peers/younger students

  • Reflect on its success

What are the benefits?

The Future Forward Award will give you the chance to improve your:

  • Subject skills and knowledge

  • Leadership, confidence, communication, organisation and planning skills

  • 6th form and college/university applications

Time commitment

Bronze: 45 hours

Silver: 90 hours

Gold: 150 hours

NB: Depending on the level, awards can take place over a long period of time (e.g. 1 year) or a shorter period (e.g. a month of more intensive activity).

Example projects

Bronze: Research, design, print and distribute ICT revision posters for your school

Silver: Plan, deliver and lead a History homework club for younger year groups for a term

Gold: Set up an ongoing support group in your school that brings in outside organisations (e.g. LGBTQ+or other identity-related groups)

NB: All these projects have been done and worked well in the past!