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Hi5 Wider Achievement Award

By triciawilson, Nov 7 2017 04:28AM

The young people at ABC After School Club have recently taken part in the Hi5 wider achievement award in conjunction with Youth Scotland. The award offers recognition and accreditation for young peoples achievements and can be incorporated into existing or planned activities which are inclusive and suitable for all the young people in our care.

For our first award we decided to do a group activity which all the children could take part in, enjoy and importantly learn life skills that will stay with them forever. Our challenge was fire building and we were aiming to get the one star award level which meant we had to complete between 5 – 10 hours. To complete our award we had to follow several steps including – collecting fire wood, chopping it with an axe, starting a fire while learning about fire safety and finally cooking some food on the fire (toast, marshmallows, sausages, popcorn).

All 30 children completed the award over 6 hours and were credited with one credit point at SCQF level 2. The next step for our young people is to choose more individual challenges that they would like to challenge themselves with. Some children have already picked their next challenge and they include – hillwalking, learning to bake or cook, learning to swim, learn to ride a bike and learning how to knit. We are very proud of all our young people and their achievements.

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