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KELLETT NEWS ARTICLE

HKAYP (Hong Kong Award for Young People)
Wednesday 28th January
Senior School Whole School

 

 

HKAYP is a programme about challenge, enterprise, effort and achievement. It addresses the development of the whole human being by providing a unique rewarding agenda. It gives young people a chance to constructively use their leisure time, to set and achieve personal goals and to learn about themselves and their community through experiential learning either in a group or in person.

Students in Year 10 can join HKAYP as part of our Extra Curricular Activity (ECA) Programme, and many complete their Bronze Award by the middle of Year 11. The award is made up of 4 main sections:

• Skill

• Service

• Physical Recreation

• Expeditions

Silver is offered to those students who have completed Bronze with the assessment expedition taking place in the Spring term of Year 12. Successful students may then progress on to their Gold Award with the final assessment exploration taking place in New Zealand. Some students may be able to enter the Silver award Directly in Year 12.

     

Already this term we have had a fantastic response from Kellett students involved in HKYAP, and we are very proud with the tenacity and enthusiasm they have shown in achieving their awards to date. So far the year 10 Bronze students have coped well with the muggy and wet weather conditions of Sai Kung, enduring the challenges faced with a smile on their faces. 

The Silver Training expedition took place on the Cheung Sheung Plateau of Sai Kung country park thankfully in beautiful weather. The two groups worked together exceptionally well and walked their planned route with no navigational errors. They students are now gearing up for their next training expedition - a three day 40k trek across the breadth of Lantau Island!

And finally a congratulations must go out to the following year 13 students on completing their HKYAP Gold Awards; Rebecca Lim, Thomas Cooper, Mark Lam and Izzy Cessford all showed excellent teamwork and camaraderie in completing their gold exploration of the Nokomai Valley in New Zealand’s South Island in which their task was to explore the landscape in an attempt to find evidence of the 1860’s gold rush.