26 November 2018

PiXL Edge is a national award recognised by colleges and employers which emphasises the development of what are known as LORIC attributes: Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication.

The majority of Priory pupils are participating in the Apprentice Level which requires pupils to provide two pieces of evidence for each LORIC Attribute.

The Priory culture focus this term is ‘Kindness’ incorporating charity, which provides opportunities to develop LORIC attributes.

Year 10 pupil, Sasha is an ambassador for Kindness and she is showing her LORIC skills by organising a reverse advent foodbank, Cards for Kindness for old people’s care homes and more. “I need to show leadership, organisation and communication skills by advertising my events, helping the Year 7s to get involved and encourage people to be nice to each other and think about kindness,” said Sasha.

Olivia is an ambassador for Charity. She has already organised a MacMillan Coffee Morning in school and recently sold poppies for the Royal British Legion.
Olivia will now be organising events such as Christmas jumper day leading up to the festive period.

Priory also took part in the Samaritan’s Operation Christmas Child Campaign, filling shoe boxes full of items for different age groups.

Head of Character & Culture, Mrs Hopes said “Priory is continually looking to develop pupil ‘character’ through opportunities to use their LORIC skills in and out of school with local community groups and businesses. We hope this enhances our school’s ‘culture.’

“Pupils are currently gathering items for Preston’s Foxton Centre and The Penwortham Food Bank, following raising money for The British Legion through poppy sales and a bake sale for MacM   illan.

“Our Kindness activities have involved some of our pupils going to support local community groups litter picking on the River Ribble’s waterside and bulb planting in Hurst Grange Park.

“One family will be supporting Galloway’s Santa in St George’s Centre in future weeks.

“All activities pupils support count towards The PiXL Edge Award.”