Community Cards scheme launches for 2018

A sticker-collecting scheme to help prepare Year 6 pupils for their transition to secondary school gets underway in Chiltern and South Bucks districts on Monday 16 April.

Run by Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils Community Safety Team, Thames Valley Police, Wycombe Women's Aid, R-U SAFE and M for Money Credit Union, the sticker scheme is designed to encourage pupils to try out new activities and learn about their community.

Through completing various challenges and attending events to collect the stickers, pupils learn valuable life skills and grow in confidence, which will help them when they move to secondary school in the autumn.

Each sticker is related to a different topic, such as healthy lifestyles, money management, personal safety, cyber safety, citizenship and environmental issues. 

There are 21 schools across the two districts taking part in the scheme, which is now in its fourth year.

The class whose pupils collect the highest average number of stickers by the 18 June will win a day trip to LEGOLANDĀ® Windsor Resort and The Entertainer has donated a Ā£50 voucher to each school that takes part.

Chiltern District Cllr. Liz Walsh said: "Moving to secondary school can be an anxious time for pupils, but through the sticker scheme, they will learn lots about their community so they can start secondary school armed with useful new knowledge and skills."

South Bucks District Cllr. Paul Kelly said: "This is a fun competition which is designed to teach pupils important life skills in a light-hearted and enjoyable way. We're delighted that Legoland Windsor, GLL and The Entertainer are all supporting the scheme with some great prizes for pupils and we hope that this year will be another success."