Archibald Primary School

PiXL – Primary Edge

Primary Edge Badge

What is PiXL Primary Edge?

The Primary Edge is an exciting opportunity for pupils to develop key skills through a variety of activities. We want our pupils to record the ways they help others, work together and support each other as they work towards their Contender Award. This will give pupils an award which runs alongside their academic successes and recognises what they can do as well as what they know.


The Primary Edge has been jointly developed by the Youth Sport Trust and PiXL Primary as a scheme intended, over time, to develop and accredit the life skills and attributes that employers are telling us they need. The five attributes are:-






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In order to gain the Contender Award, pupils will need to complete a range of activities from the approved database which is included in their log book. The activities are many and varied and can be undertaken in normal lessons, in extra-curricular clubs or outside of school. There is space in the log book for pupils to evidence their achievements. This may take a variety of forms, for example short written accounts by the pupils themselves, statements from organisers of activities, or photographic evidence. Pupils are supported with the types of evidence they may use.



The activities listed in the log book under each of the five attributes are listed on the back for your convenience.


For the Contender Award pupils must complete three activities from each of the five Attributes – 15 in all.

To achieve the Contender Award:

  • One activity from each Attribute should have a general interest
  • One activity from each Attribute should have a sports interest
  • Another activity of your choice from each Attribute.
  • Each activity can only count once. The chosen activity can only cover one Attribute.
  • Collect evidence to show what has been done and show this to the teacher. Evidence will need to be kept safe.
  • When activities have been selected they will be recorded in the log book under the appropriate Attribute.
  • Pupils will be encouraged to keep a short record about what they have done, what they enjoyed, what they learned and what might happen next.