At Thrybergh, we believe that we should send our students out into the world able and qualified and with basic life skills that will last a lifetime. The Thrybergh Pledge encourages students to engage and take part in experiences which will help them to understand the world around them and be able to play a positive role in their community and beyond.

The Thrybergh Pledge is designed to make students more resilient, independent, confident and determined.

It is divided into the following three categories, with examples of some of the tasks you may carry out.

pledge categories

Active Citizenship

  • We believe in ourselves
  • We take risks and rise to a challenge
  • We dream big
  • We take pride in our school community

Life Skills

  • We work hard and never give less than our best
  • We take responsibility for our choices and actions
  • We are prepared to make mistakes and learn from them
  • We are equipped to learn

British Values

  • We support others around us
  • We are proud of our achievements
  • We are respectful and we listen to others
  • We take pride in our appearance

about the pledges

The Thrybergh pledge has a Bronze, Silver and Gold award and these are presented throughout the year at awards ceremonies.

Bronze:

  • Help out at a school event
  • Learn a greeting in five different languages
  • Fundraise in school
  • Keep up to date with current affairs and share with your form

Silver:

  • Help out at an event outside of school
  • Research a national organisation who supports a specific group e.g. Rush Home, REMA, SYEDA
  • Fundraise for a project outside of school e.g. Colour dash
  • Write a formal letter to a key adult in school to campaign for change.

Gold:

  • Be a peer mentor
  • Participate in a cultural event
  • Organise an event
  • Organise & participate in a debate on a key topical subject

Bronze:

  • Be a peer mentor
  • Share an element of diversity with your peers e.g. bring and share a food you eat at home
  • Fundraise in school
  • Improve your political literacy by understanding key British parties

Silver:

  • Contribute to a project that improves the school
  • Research a local organisation who supports a specific group
  • Fundraise for a project outside of school e.g. Colour dash
  • Improve your understanding of the history of politics in Britain

Gold:

  • Contribute to a project that improves the environment or local community
  • Lead a cultural event
  • Organise an event
  • Understand political structures and key examples from around the world

Bronze:

  • Complete an analysis of your likes and dislikes
  • Work as part of a team or group
  • Create & use a revision resource to improve your attainment in a subject
  • Complete a personality survey

Silver:

  • Research a career choice
  • Negotiate and present your ideas
  • Show independence at home e.g. iron your own clothes and sew on a button
  • Keep a well-being journal

Gold:

  • Interview a person from your chosen career
  • Take a leadership role in a presentation or project
  • Show independence in the wider world e.g. make a Dr’s appointment, organise your own bus pass
  • Overcome a difficulty

Bronze: 

  • Evaluate a workplace encouter
  • Create a resource to share in form tutor time
  • Regularly attend a revision session and follow your own timetable at home
  • Attend a well-being session

Silver:

  • Write a detailed personal statement
  • Participate in an assembly
  • Show independence at home e.g. budget for & cook a meal, do your own washing & ironing, clean a room to a good standard
  • Being a well-being idea into school

Gold:

  • Complete a work experience (minimum of 15 hours)
  • Present at a formal event
  • Show independence in the wider world e.g. open a bank account, and make your own way to an interview
  • Lead a well-being session

Bronze:

  • Do something that benefits your local community through a random act of kindness
  • Identify 5 things about yourself that you are proud of and share with your tutor group
  • Use an idea from a classmate to improve your work
  • Demonstrate independence by washing and ironing your school uniform or cleaning your school shoes

Silver:

  • Raise money for the sponsored walk or other charitable events
  • Research someone who has either shown a talent or overcome adversity in one of the 5 things you are proud about yourself
  • Exercise your right to free speech by contributing to your school council
  • Achieve a school reward such as a Performing Arts Hoodie, PE Honours or Golden Book

Gold:

  • Budget for and cook a meal for your family once a week for a month
  • Take a leadership role in a presentation, project or extra-curricular club
  • Research a different faith or key historical events that have occurred in Yorkshire, and present your findings to your tutor group or to your Social Studies class
  • Achieve at least one pin badge to compliment your school uniform and/or win a Golden Book reward in more than one subject

Bronze:

  • Contribute to an event that raises money for a charity that is close to your heart in either the local community or beyond
  • Write an article for the school website about an achievement you are proud of
  • Research and/or visit significant locations of British Geography, such as major towns or cities, rivers or landmarks
  • Show a regular level of independence at home by washing and ironing your own clothes

Silver:

  • Contribute to a project that improves the local environment
  • Accomplish a new feat you have never done before out of school e.g. hike up a mountain, volunteer at a local charity or master a new skill
  • Research another person’s achievements and write an article for the school website to celebrate these
  • Achieve at least one pin badge to compliment your school uniform

Gold:

  • Contribute to a project that campaigns for national environmental change and/or global fundraising event
  • Visit one of the world’s 32 cultural heritage sites that are located in the UK
  • Attend and contribute to a council meeting beyond that of the school. For example, WPT Trust Council or Rotherham Youth Council
  • Donate some of your old uniform to school to support others and/or donate some of your old clothes to a local charity

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