At Croxby, we strive to ensure that our children have a thirst for knowledge and an exceptional grasp of basic skills. To encourage scholarship and a love for learning, we introduced Graduate Awards in early 2019. This scheme allows children across all year groups to strive for success and direct their own learning.
Each week, children are encouraged to choose and revise one topic from our vast bank of resources; this choice may be related to their in-academy learning or simply be an area of interest. Every Friday, from 8.30am, Graduate Awards are open via the dedicated Purple Mash Blog, where there is a code allocated to each topic:
Purple Mash - Sharing - Shared Blogs - Graduate Award.
This code is typed into kahoot.it and children take a 5 question, retrieval style test. Pupils will be given the opportunity to complete one quiz within the academy on a Friday, although quizzes are still available until 3.30pm every Friday if they would rather study a bit more at home first.
If they pass, and therefore ‘graduate’, they will receive a badge which they can wear on their school uniform with pride. These badges equate to progressive levels:
- 1 graduate pass – blue badge
- 5 blue badges can be traded for a bronze badge.
- 10 blue badges (or two bronze, or 1 bronze and 5 blue) can be traded for a silver badge.
- 15 blue badges (or the equivalent number of bronze and silver) can be traded for a gold badge.
- 45 badges (or the equivalent number of bronze, silver and gold) can be traded for Croxby’s coveted Diamond Award trophy.
The section below shows you the subjects the children can study. Any suggestions for new Graduate Awards, for revision tips or if a child would like to write and submit their own, please speak to their class teacher. We tweet each week (@CroxbyPrimary) announcing how many new Graduates have been earned by our fantastic children.