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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 […]

SkillForce Pupils Set Sail To Boost Confidence and Resilience

Published Thursday 27 October 2016

St Michael's C of E Primary School students from Alnwick who are completing a sailing trip funded by the Ocean Youth Trust that is being organised by a national education charity called SkillForce.

Northumberland primary school pupils have developed their resilience and teamwork skills after completing a voyage along the River Tyne. Twenty schoolchildren from Year 5 at St Michael’s Church of England Primary School on Howling Lane in Alnwick completed the two-day boat trip this month. The excursion was organised by SkillForce and the Ocean Youth Trust […]

HRH The Duke of Cambridge Supports New Pioneering National Character Education Scheme

Published Tuesday 11 October 2016

Photocredit: Theo Wood.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge has lent his support to a new and pioneering national character education scheme to help schoolchildren develop an inner strength for life. The SkillForce Prince William Award (formerly the SkillForce Character Award) pilot programme has started this term at 37 primary and secondary schools in England, Scotland and […]

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