The Bay CE School are pleased to confirm that we have launched Pixl EDGE. This is a national innovative scheme that is intended, over time, to develop a number of key life skills and attributes which will assist students in succeeding once they leave school.
The scheme has been developed in conjunction with a number of companies and employers who have expressed the core skills students need to be able to succeed in a workplace, in addition to their academic qualifications. These skills have been broken down into five core areas: Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication, or LORIC for short.
Students have to complete a total of ten activities, two in each category. There are examples of what these activities may involve below, or you can go to the Pixl website for more information.
Once a student has successfully completed all ten tasks, they will have ‘The EDGE’ which will be represented in the form of a qualification recognised by schools and colleges and, increasingly, employers as well. We host a large celebration event in July, with special guests from the world of business, and a presentation of awards to our successful candidates.
More details will follow in subsequent weeks, and a letter will follow shortly to all parents. Pixl EDGE activities will take place during their tutor sessions twice a week. One session will be based around discussion and activities to give ideas on what each core area represents, while the other will be based in an IT room to give students the opportunity to choose and record their activities.
|LEADERSHIP (2 activities)
Captain a school team
Plan and deliver part of a lesson
Obtain a position as a junior prefect and represent the school at events
Act as a new arrivals ambassador
Lead a starter activity in a lesson
|ORGANISATION (2 activities)
Assist in the organisation of a sports event for your year or house
Organise a lunchtime concert at school
Arrange and run an extra-curricular club or group
Organise a trip away for your family
Assist the school receptionist for the day
|RESILIENCE (2 activities)
Complete an online revision course of your choice and achieve above your target
Complete 10 hours of voluntary service as a Sports Leader at school or in the community
Learn to play a musical instrument
Persevere and attend every meeting of a chosen club or team across a term
Take part in a recycling project in school or in the community
|INITIATIVE (2 activities)
Audition for a role in the school production
Take part in a community environmental project
Create a school quiz for tutor groups to complete
Complete an entry for a national competition
Run a competition for students as part of a charity event
|COMMUNICATION (2 activities)
Act as a tour guide for visitors to the school
Act as an EAL buddy, working with other students to support them and help them settle in at school
Review a school trip or activity and have the review published on the school website
Deliver a speech in assembly to your year group or house
Record an instructional video on a topic of your choice