Torbay and Devon Civic Award Success

All Saints Marsh C of E Academy is incredibly proud of our first cohort of Year 6’s who have completed their Torbay and Devon Civic  Award. We hope that they will inspire many of Year 5’s to take on the challenge next year!


As part of the award, the pupils had to demonstrate how they have had an active role in their community, pursued an active hobby, pursued a non active hobby, undertaken a residential or camping experience and been involved in charity work. The children have been extremely busy and have been involved in raising money for the Children’s Trust, for HITS Food Bank and the local Newton Abbot  community fridge. They have pursued a variety of hobbies including gardening, the electric guitar, gymnastics, origami and gardening. 


The children have also had supportive roles in school as members of the School Council and as Team Leaders. Even during lockdown our pupils have demonstrated their commitment to the award and continued to document and 


We would like to thank Rev Gareth for being our Assessor and look forward to seeing him again for the presentation of the Certificates. 


Head of Academy, Julie Edwards said…..


‘We encourage all our children in our Trust of Schools to think about the wider community and how they can make a difference; these children have really exemplified this with their achievements through the civic award.  We want our children to know the value and importance of making a positive impact on the lives of other people and show initiative and understanding about how they can contribute to society. Alongside this the children have demonstrated great perseverance to start and sustain new and established hobbies and this will also stand them in great stead as they move forward through their lives. The children commented that they had had to ‘step out of their comfort zone’ and we are extremely proud of them for their commitment and know they had some fun along the way!’


Mrs Webber and Mrs Elliott who helped to run the Award in school said ‘We are very proud of our Year 6’s who have just completed their Civic Award. Both have demonstrated our school values of Compassion, Courage, Creativity, Perseverance and Trust, it has been a pleasure to watch you both grow and develop your confidence and skills. We wish you well on you journey to secondary school’. 


The Learning Academy Partnership provides a first-class education to its pupils across the South West, and has done so since it was founded almost 10 years ago. The Trust is rated the best Multi Academy Trust in the country for the performance of disadvantaged children and in the Top 10 Trusts nationally for the progress that children make.


Torbay and Devon Civic Award Success