About the Millthorpe Award
This is a pilot award scheme that will roll out to cover all year groups from 7 to 11 over the next two years. The award aims to recognise the amount of effort and time students put into extra-curricular clubs and societies as well as their academic work. The pilot stage of the Millthorpe Award is the Pre-Bronze Award for Years 7 and 8 this year. Next academic year will see the introduction of the full Bronze and Silver Award for Years 8 and 9 followed by the Gold Award for Key Stage 4.
Students receiving this award will get a lapel badge to mark their achievement and a certificate they can keep for their achievement portfolio. This portfolio can be used in future interviews and college applications which shows the deep commitment to self-progression and personal development that employers and further education institutions regard extremely highly.
The Pre-Bronze Award
To achieve the Pre-Bronze Award students will need to collect 20 credits: 5 of these are available for having high attendance and/or having received 400 or more positive stamps over the course of the year.
In addition to this students will need to collect 15 additional extra-curricular credits for work in the various clubs and societies. The credits can be awarded in any of the following 6 categories:
Half an hour attendance at any club, society, working group or school project will reward 1 credit towards one of these categories. The 20 credits required for the Pre-Bronze Award can be collected in any of these areas, with a minimum of two categories.
All students in Years 7 and 8 have been given a booklet to record their credits in. There are sections for each of the 6 categories which staff will stamp for each attendance to a school club. There is a page for recording attendance of any out of school clubs which can count towards the 20 credits required for the Pre-Bronze Award.
Click the image on the left to view the award booklet.
What we want the award to do
As well as valuing interests and achievements outside lessons, we hope the Millthorpe Award will encourage students to work with their School Council representatives to run campaigns, set up new clubs and make connections in our local community. As it develops we believe that the Millthorpe Award will help our students create a wide range of opportunities for themselves and help them to shape the experience of school for students in the future.