Turner 25

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Turner 25 - Preparing our Pupils

As a Trust we work hard to ensure our pupils receive a high-quality and academically focused education, however this is by no means the limit of our ambitions. There is a wealth of evidence highlighting the challenges facing children who grow up in coastal communities like ours, and it is so important that we go beyond the classroom to support young people in all aspects of their lives.

Our five schools serve pupils from 2-18 across Folkestone in one of the most deprived communities in the South East, which is why we want to provide the extracurricular activities that we know will prove hugely important to their long-term development.

Below is the list of 25 enriching experiences that all pupils will have participated in during their time at Folkestone Primary School as part of our curriculum offer. These activities will ensure the personal development of our children, readying them for life beyond primary school. They relate to specific areas of giving, relating to others, exercising, awareness, trying out, direction, resilience, emotions, acceptance and meaning.

At the end of Year 6 they will be awarded a Turner 25 certificate.

  1. Campaign for change - write a letter to a MP.

  2. Carry out an act of community service.

  3. Dress up and learn about a famous character (real or fictional).

  4. Eat out at a restaurant.

  5. Go pond dipping / rock pooling.

  6. Keep a journal, writing one positive thing you have done each day.

  7. Learn a new language.

  8. Learn CPR.

  9. Learn to play a musical instrument.

  10. Learn to swim.

  11. Make a home for an insect community.

  12. Make and fly a kite.

  13. Make cards & sing carols to residents at care home.

  14. Raise money for children elsewhere in the world.

  15. Read a map and use a compass.

  16. See a show at the theatre.

  17. Sing, dance & jump in muddy puddles.

  18. Speak to a policeman, paramedic, nurse, firefighter about their role and responsibilities within the community.

  19. Stay out overnight (residential trip).

  20. Take ownership of an area in the garden to grow vegetables and then make something to eat.

  21. Take part in a celebration of faith or culture other than their own.

  22. Take part in a talent show.

  23. Take part in cycle proficiency and a bike ride in the local area.

  24. Visit local historical sites to find out more about the past.

  25. Watch the lifecycle of an insect.