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All things are possible for one who believes – Mark 9:23

Waverley Abbey Challenge

All things are possible for one who believes – Mark 9:23

The Waverley Abbey Challenge is a uniquely designed award to support our children to successfully navigate the next stage in their lives whilst building a strong sense of who they are. Any of our year 6 children can participate in the challenge – regardless of ability, gender or background. Achieving the award isn’t a competition or about being first: it’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.

Through participating in the Waverley Abbey Challenge, the children will have fun, make new friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. The Waverley Abbey Challenge involves: helping and being a part of their wider community, becoming fitter, developing new skills, preparing and completing an expedition and learning about the world around them. They gain essential skills and attributes for secondary school and beyond such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive: supporting the curriculum to develop our children as successful, independent and motivated students.

The benefits of achieving the Waverley Abbey Challenge are endless: WAC is about helping our children along the path to a productive and prosperous future.

Intent: To develop SMSC in our Year 6 children through participation in a range of challenges over the year. The challenges will help to build their confidence and resilience through a range of tasks as well as involving them in the local community and national community. At Waverley Abbey, we want our children to develop a strong sense of who they are and an understanding that they are part of a wider community. We aim to teach children to love themselves and love each other, relish challenges, be ambitious and have a positive Growth Mindset. 

Implementation: Children will show their personal growth and resilience by participating in various challenges over the year - by having meetings each half-term, the children will be supported in overcoming any obstacles with their challenges and have the opportunity to share their new skills and celebrate their achievements. 

Impact: Children are more aware of who they are, understanding that they are part of a wider community. They show more confidence and resilience, which is rewarded with a celebration evening at the end of the year.