The Oldham Pledge

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We are proud to be involved in the Oldham Pledge Passport to Success, which aims to ensure that every pupil ­in Oldham has the support and opportunities to develop the essential skills and character traits universities and employers are looking for.

The unique ‘Oldham Pledge’ contains 14 tasks which primary, secondary and college students will complete such as attending regular enrichment activities, volunteering, fundraising, taking part in a performance, broadening their cultural horizons, looking after their health and learning how to manage money. See below for the full list.

Everyone that takes part will receive a Passport to Success, completed over each stage of school and college, which will be stamped when they do an activity which fulfils a pledge.

A pilot passport scheme has now been launched at Oldham Sixth Form College; Hathershaw College and Crompton House secondary schools and four primaries: Coppice, Roundthorn, St Matthew’s and Whitegate End, but is is hoped that every school will sign up from September.

The pledges have been designed by a range of professionals and organisations in Oldham including schools, college, the Children’s University programme, Mahdlo, Oldham Youth Council and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

The 14 pledges – we will be sharing regular updates on which Mahdlo activities fit in to which pledges:

To attend regular enrichment activities within your place of learning.

To attend regular enrichment activities beyond your place of learning.

To take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing.

To actively look for and pursue reading opportunities.

To actively engage in the world of work and to be moneywise.

To actively engage in fundraising events.

To actively engage in an outward bound activity or residential.

To take part in a presentation or performance to an audience.

To attend sporting and creative events.

To be involved in a volunteering or leadership role in or beyond your place of learning.

To be involved in a cultural or international experience.

To contribute to environmental sustainability.

To be involved in a democratic process.

To use digital technology to enhance learning.

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