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SkillForce thanks players of People’s Postcode Lottery

Published Monday 31 July 2017

SkillForce has been able to make a real difference to young people from across the North of England after receiving over £11,000 thanks to the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. The funding boost from the Postcode Community Trust was received to enhance the programmes the charity offers to help young people develop their confidence, […]

Charitable support helps students show resilience

Published Monday 24 July 2017

This year our North West team have been making use of new kayaking equipment thanks to Percy Bilton Charity & Key 103 Cash for Kids. Earlier this month one group of students spent the day at Rutland Water taking part in activities to take them out of their comfort zone and push them to achieve […]

First Highland school signs up for PWA

Published Friday 30 June 2017

Ben Wyvis Primary starts programme that is fit for a Prince   Pupils at a Highland primary school in Ross-shire are the first in the region to take part in a programme that has been given the Royal seal of approval.   In August, pupils in P5 at Ben Wyvis Primary School serving Conon Bridge and Maryburgh will start The Prince William Award. The innovative new programme, backed […]

The Duke of Cambridge Launches SkillForce Prince William Award Programme To Give Children Confidence and Resilience For Life

Published Wednesday 1 March 2017

The Duke of Cambridge has launched a groundbreaking new award programme run by SkillForce in his name today [March 1st 2017] to help schoolchildren build character, confidence and resilience. The SkillForce Prince William Award is the first award scheme of its kind.  Aimed at six to 14-year-olds, the award programme draws on the expertise and […]

Ceremony Marks Caldicot Pupils’ Junior Prince’s Award Success

Published Thursday 5 January 2017

Caldicot primary schoolchildren have been congratulated for completing an education award scheme backed by HRH The Duke of Cambridge. The SkillForce Junior Prince’s Award develops character, resilience and confidence, as well as teamwork and problem solving skills. Aimed at 9 to 14-year-olds, the scheme is delivered in primary and secondary schools to equip children with […]

Ceremony Celebrates Benson Pupils’ Character Scheme Success

Published Tuesday 20 December 2016

Benson primary schoolchildren have been congratulated for completing an education award scheme backed by HRH The Duke of Cambridge. The SkillForce Junior Prince’s Award develops character, resilience and confidence, as well as teamwork and problem solving skills. Aimed at 9 to 14-year-olds, the scheme is delivered for two hours a week in primary and secondary […]

SkillForce Students Put Skills To Test In Seasonal Event Challenge

Published Thursday 15 December 2016

Arbroath students have put their teamwork skills to the test as part of a programme run by SkillForce. Thirteen young people from Arbroath Academy, on Glenisla Drive, organised a seasonal challenge event for local primary schoolchildren. Pupils from St Thomas’ Roman Catholic Primary School, on Seaton Road, took part in activities including a Christmas relay […]

Ambitious SkillForce Fundraiser Completes ‘Coolest Marathon On Earth’

Published Friday 2 December 2016

Battling frostbite, sub zero temperatures and winds of 40 miles an hour failed to dampen the character and spirit of one ambitious SkillForce fundraiser. Andrea Stevenson, 34, Head of Business Development at Neuron Advisers LLP in London, has raised £2,100 for the charity by completing this year’s Polar Circle Marathon in Greenland. Donations are still […]

SkillForce Veterans Benefit From Training Boost

Published Tuesday 29 November 2016

Armed Forces veterans at SkillForce are set to benefit from a funding boost. SkillForce has received a £15,000 cash injection from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity for skills training. Currently, 70% of our instructors are ex-Services personnel. The funding will contribute towards a professional development and training programme, which includes coaching, behaviour management, first aid, mentoring and safeguarding. […]

Swindon Primary Schoolchildren Test New Character Education Scheme

Published Friday 25 November 2016

Martin Bonner, Skillforce area manager with Ben Slade, Skillforce CEO and Chris Peacock, instructor. Photograph By: Sean Dillow. www.TheBigCheesePhotography.co.uk

Children at a Swindon primary school are testing a new character education scheme that aims to boost their resilience and problem solving skills. The SkillForce Prince William Award (formerly the SkillForce Character Award) is being trialled at 37 primary and secondary schools across the country this academic year and involves more than 1,000 pupils aged […]

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