Since launching Activity Passports we have had a lot of feedback to say that this is not a new idea.
Many schools already encourage the activities listed in the Activity Passport, and indeed already have a published list of activities for children and their families to aim at.
An excellent example is the “Sidlesham 101” which is produced by Sidlesham Primary School. This programme of activities is very much supported by the local community, and there is even a Twitter hashtag #TheSidlesham101 .
On the school’s website is a statement explaining the benefits of the Sildesham 101. It says:
“Whether physically, socially or academically, a child is always learning. Therefore, the more opportunities a child has for valuable learning experiences, the better. Because of this, the children, staff and parents of Sidlesham collaborated and produced a list of the 101 things a child should experience before they leave Sidlesham Primary School, also known as the ‘Sidlesham 101’. This list is made up of activities that either children or grown ups felt were particularly valuable. ”
We would love to know about other schools that have similar initiatives.
Please share your knowledge in our forums so that other schools can learn about what works.