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Standard Life

Standard Life has generously supported the Junior Prince’s Award since January 2015. 

Sandy MacDonald, Head of Sustainability at Standard Life, says: “We are incredibly proud to support this award and to see the benefits it provides to children and young people. The award scheme draws on the talent, skills and values of predominantly ex-Services personnel who have served their country, and now wish to serve their community and inspire young people to succeed.”

More than 3,000 school pupils nationally have taken part in the SkillForce Junior Prince’s Award thanks to the support of Standard Life. Activities include teamwork challenges, community projects and first aid.

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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 […]

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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Published Thursday 27 October 2016

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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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