7 May 2019

Ten Priory students have achieved Apprenticeship Level in the PiXL Edge awards and have been presented with certificates.

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, skills essential for employability and life.

These pupils have passed the Apprentice Level – there is also Pioneer and Graduate level - which requires pupils to provide two pieces of evidence for each LORIC Attribute.

Lucian said: “For Leadership and Communication, I played the piano at Open Evening, I also helped out on the technical side at the various musical events in school. My dream is to work in the music industry so this is helpful to me.”

Year 11 Emily believes having the PiXL Edge award on her CV helped her secure a place at college and an interview for BAE Systems’ apprenticeship scheme. “I am a prefect so that helped with the Leadership category and for Resilience, I had 95% attendance last year which I am proud of, and for Initiative, I work at Pink Tree Parties in Kirkham which is a balloon company and I help with their website at home without supervision.”

Head of Character & Culture, Mrs Hopes said: “At present, the vast majority of our Year 7 pupils are working on their PiXL Edge Apprentice Award and are looking forward to many of them receiving the full award in the summer. As PiXL Edge Lead at Priory, I feel an enormous sense of pride every time one of our pupils completes one of the ten activities or takes the initiative to volunteer to complete an activity which helps people in school and out in the community. This year, Year 10 have become more engaged in the initiative as they recognise that it interests colleges when applying for places and apprenticeship employers value the award as evidence of proven transferable LORIC skills.”

Well done to Lucian F, Eliza W, Louis F, Aimee H, Sasha C, Colin C, William C, Jack W, Emily H and Isaac M.