Resilience, Collaboration, Creativity and Compassion. These are the key qualities of girls in the Lower School, and cornerstones of the Wakefield Award. This is our very own young leadership scheme designed for girls aged 11-14. Designed to foster a sense of adventure and to build greater self-esteem and confidence as well as to develop leadership, planning and team-building skills, the Wakefield Award is a precursor to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
On Saturday evening, all our Lower School girls were involved in an event to complete the charity aspect of the Wakefield Award.
It was great fun and a very lively affair with everyone competing, in their teams, on a rotation of 10 stations, each comprising a different physical challenge.
– Mrs Scott-Kerley (Assistant Housemistress, Darwin)
These challenges varied from spin bikes to a ‘tin can alley’, and Jenga towers to blind fold ‘shoot the hoop’. The girls thoroughly embraced every activity and there was the most wonderful sense of camaraderie and team spirit.
The whole event finished at about 9.15pm, with the Pink Team being declared the winners overall, and Alexandra (Lower Fourth) receiving a prize for the most committed individual. We managed to raise around £900 for our Lower School charity, which is the Bowelbabe Fund.