YOU Challenge

As part of our co-curricular provision at Trinity Academy Grammar, we ask all students in year 9 to be involved in the YOU (Year of Us) Challenge. This follows on from our graduation programme and is designed to offer students a broad range of opportunities, enabling them to become resilient learners with a thirst for learning and new experiences. It is hugely important for our Year 9 students to develop the skills and experiences that will allow them to make appropriate subject choices, future education and/or training, and ultimately their final career choice.

As such, we have three levels of award, gained through increasingly challenging tasks, that students will be encouraged to complete throughout the year. These include:

BRONZE: focus on students developing the skills they will need to live independently and develop a strong sense of personal responsibility.

SILVER: focus on careers, with an emphasis on engaging with opportunities that will enrich their personal statement as well as ensuring students are actively planning their future progression to GCSE and beyond.

GOLD: focus on allowing students to engage with opportunities that will allow their personal statements to stand out from the crowd. This includes the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh award and/or four specially chosen challenges.

Throughout the year we will be making students aware of additional Silver and Gold opportunities that they can take up in order to achieve these tiers. We also encourage students to identify opportunities outside of the academy that support the challenge. It is possible for students to achieve Gold without completing all of the previous challenges; this depends on their achievements in each stage. For example, students who complete the Duke of Edinburgh award (which is part of our Gold criteria) can complete their Year Of Us challenge with a Gold, without having completed all Bronze and Silver criteria.

For further information on this, please contact Mr Lee Harper (Associate Assistant Principal): lharper@grammar.trinitymat.org