PUPILS at Little Parndon Primary Academy in Harlow have been given a special ‘Community Values Passport’ to help open the door to new life experiences.
The passport lists various tasks for the pupils to complete at each age to ensure they have a wealth of knowledge and experience before they start secondary school.
The tasks listed include challenging the pupils to tie their own shoe laces, raise money for charity, jump in puddles, go pond dipping, den building, and search for bugs.
Kirstie Clark, co-head of school, said: “We are always looking to help our children to gain life experiences while they are with us at school. Instead of homework always focusing on English and Maths, we are setting challenges for pupils to complete at home with their families, too.
“Not all children have these life experiences outside of school, so we are trying to give them access to as many as possible.
“The idea is that by the time they reach secondary school, they will have had a variety of cultural, social and moral experiences.”