Two years ago an exciting new bespoke literacy programme was created by The Consortium and Smiths News in partnership with the Bath Rugby Foundation. The programme has proved a great success with over 800 children benefitting from the scheme.
It’s had such an impact that not only has The Consortium committed to fund Stickability for a further two years, it is also one of the 27 Character Award regional winners announced by the Department of Education in February 2015!
This award recognises those projects which invest in character education – such as the promotion of traits like grit and resilience in pupils – and adds a further £15,000 to the funding pot 🙂
Stickability helps nine and ten year old children develop lifelong skills and confidence. It’s a great mix of literacy challenges with physical skills that kids absolutely love.
The programme reinforces five core learning skills, with praise and a special sticker system. Stickability combines classroom sessions with active sports experiences to help children learn about problem-solving, focus, and teamwork.
The programme involves one 2 hour session once a week for six weeks at primary schools around the south west region. Volunteers need to be available ideally for the same timeslot each week for a one hour training session.
Each session is facilitated by qualified teachers and coaches from the Bath Rugby Foundation, with volunteers getting involved in the activities, helping to motivate the children and of course handing out the all-important stickers!
The Consortium and other Connect Group staff located in the South-West region are invited to get involved as volunteers to help support the project’s delivery in local primary schools. This is a perfect opportunity for you to use your Volunteer Time.
Your key contact for this programme is Laura Smith.