The Milner Challenge
The Milner Challenge is a bespoke leadership programme for pupils at Junior King’s in Years 5, 6 and 7. The Milner Challenge aims to give pupils the opportunity to develop leadership skills for life such as volunteering, teamwork, planning, organisation, initiative, independence, communication, creativity, problem solving, logical decision making, listening, public speaking, tenacity, character and responsibility.
In each year group, there are 6 sections to be completed:
First Aid: Pupils are taught specific first aid skills by first aid instructors from the King’s Rec Centre
Activities: Pupils keep a record of activities attended both in and out of school demonstrating new skills that have been developed and acquired as they go.
Service: Pupils keep a diary of help, service, voluntary work or fund raising offered to others both at school and at home which is signed off as they go by parent, teacher, guardian.
Individual Assignment: Pupils are given a choice of three assignments all based around the topic of leadership to complete over the course of the year.
Group Presentation: In small groups, pupils make a presentation to their year group on a topic based around the PSHE programme.
Expedition: Each Year Group takes part in an expedition aimed, amongst other things, at testing endurance. Year 5 take part in a one day expedition of kayaking and hiking. Year 6 take part in a two day and one night expedition to Kingsdown. Year 7 take part in a three day and two night expedition to East Sussex.