With 2021 being the inaugural year of the Mini and Junior Duke Award at AISHK, the community jumped at the chance to be involved. The aim of the program was for students to complete 10 challenges (out of 14), specific to their year level, by producing the evidence and reflections and handing in for signing off by our Duke Leaders. We had challenges from cookery, art, music, writing, environment, sport, environmental and eco, first aid, sustainability and much, much more.
The aim of the Mini & Junior Duke Award is to encourage independence, self-motivation and to gain knowledge of new experiences and skills. With the help of our parents, siblings, helpers at home, our students have been incredible, embracing the opportunity with two hands. This week we have had the pleasure of awarding over 75 students from Year 1 to Year 6 with their Mini or Junior Duke badge and certificate. Our Duke ambassador (mascot), Joey Duke has been super impressed with the work that has been submitted this year and send hers congratulations to all.
As we come to the end of the school year, we encourage those that have not yet completed their Duke challenges, to continue over the holidays and we will have another Dukey Drop Day on January 28, 2022. We can still award students their badges and certificates once completed then. Soon after Chinese New Year we will look to enrol as many students to the 2022 year of the Mini and Junior Duke award at AISHK.
Tim Tait | Director of Sports and Activities