Keynsham and Saltford pupils get their passports to adventure

Published on: 05 Feb 2016

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February 2016

Youngsters across Keynsham, Saltford and the surrounding area have set themselves a challenge to achieve 80 exciting things before they turn 18.

School council representatives from nine schools in the Keynsham area met up to come up with a list of activities their fellow pupils could tick off throughout their childhood and teenage years.

The result is the 80 by 18 Passport, which has been given to each child at Chandag Junior, Chandag Infant, Saltford, St Keyna, Castle, Marksbury and Whitchurch primaries, as well as Broadlands Academy and Wellsway School students.

The challenges have been split into Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4 and range from visiting a farm, sledging and making a den by the time you leave Year 2 to raising money for charity, spending a weekend camping and trying three new sports by the end of Year 6.

The passport, which was designed with the children by graphic designer Jez Bridegman from Thrutheblu, can be stamped by teachers as activities are completed and youngsters will receive a certificate at a special presentation when they complete a whole stage.

Chandag Infant School head teacher Annie Smart said: “The pupils here are excitedly talking about their achievements and bringing in their passports to be stamped by the teacher on a Monday.

“Completion of each passport will result in a certificate of achievement and whole-school recognition.

“There is also a possibility of some joint working with cluster schools in order to complete one of the activities together.”

The schools involved in the initiative are part of the Keynsham Area Family of Schools (KAFOS).

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