Pupils in KS3 have the Adventure Service Challenge award scheme as part of their curriculum. This programme aims to provide opportunities for pupils to take part it activities that will boost their self-confidence, provide a sense of achievement, and give them some new skills and experiences.
Pupils take part in a range of activities within school, such as first aid training, cooking, road safety, camping, navigation and bushcraft; and learn about tolerance, effective teamwork and respect.
To fulfil the requirements for the qualification, pupils also have to undertake a physical, voluntary and skill activity in their own time.
This programme helps develop skills and qualities within the pupils that underpin the wider ethos of Castle School.
Not only do we strive for academic excellence from our pupils, we also aim to equip them with skills that ready them for life.
The Adventure Service Challenge (ASC) is also designed to prepare pupils for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. In fact, the DofE Award HQ recommends ASC for that purpose.