Torbay and Devon Civic Awards runs a program for year 6 students in over 15 primary schools from South Devon offering students the chance to to be presented with a certificate at a closing presentation evening at the end of the school year.

To achieve the recognition as a Torbay and Devon Civic Award achiever, students need to demonstrate the following5 key elements.

  1. Active Citizenship in their school community This could be Peer Mediation , Reading Buddies . School Council or other positions of trust and responsibility in school.
  2. Active Citizenship in their home communities . In the past, pupils have taken part in beach cleans, bulb planting, helping at Brownies /Cubs/sports clubs and looking after people in the community. Pupils may also work with others to organise events in school to support local charities.
  3. An active hobby(ies) and A non-active hobby (ies)Children should spend about 30 minutes on average a week on their hobbies and one of them needs to be new to the child from September 2009.
  4. Residential experience and adventure training. This entails sleeping away from home and taking part in outdoor challenges.
  5. Children also need to adopt a cause or charity which they feel strongly about. They need to research it and find ways of supporting it. (I added this area later after)

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