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Junior Challenge Award

“Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.” George Patton

Our pupils love to be challenged both in and out of the classroom and, from Year 1, they start to understand that there might not always be a right or wrong answer.

The Junior Challenge Award (JCA) encourages pupils to develop as independent learners, embracing our on-going commitment to enrich the curriculum for all pupils.  The scheme consists of seven challenges, which pupils work on throughout their time in Years 3 and 4. To earn the JCA, pupils complete all the challenges, recording their undertakings in a portfolio or on their own blog. To date, these records have included written, photographic and artistic interpretations of the students’ endeavours.

The second phase of the JCA is aimed primarily at students in Years 5 and 6 although of course any junior completing the first phase may take up this double challenge.

Visitors to St Gabriel's quickly recognise that this is no ordinary school. Parents are always impressed by the sense of purpose and enthusiasm of the talented, committed staff and the confidence of the extremely happy pupils. We offer girls the opportunity for a seamless journey from Nursery through to Sixth Form, with our boys leaving us at the age of 11 for their senior schools.

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