“The Western Australian Primary Principals’ Association (WAPPA) readily endorses the work of Awards WA through Ignite Award in building the capacity and confidence of our young people and encourages Principals to embrace this opportunity for our young leaders.”
Ian Anderson, President
Delivering Ignite Award brings many personal and professional benefits:
- The opportunity to help develop young people and support them on their exciting personal development journey and finding their glow!
- Supporting and supplementing your organisation’s aims and principles
- Implementing a program that promotes young people’s social and emotional wellbeing
- Connecting young people with their community
There are a few simple steps to follow in order to deliver Ignite Award and set up a strong Ignite Award within your organisation.
Step 1 – Seek Out Knowledge
Email the Award office to discuss needs, and how the Award can work within specific settings and map to required outcomes.
Step 2 – Become an Award Agent | Register online here
Register your organisation by completing the New Award Agent Form – Ignite and the Award Agent Agreement 2022-2024 available at Resources
Step 3 – Appoint an Ignite Leader
An Ignite Leader is the main contact within the Award Agent and is responsible for running the Award within the organisation.
Step 4 – Involve Colleagues
Support from colleagues helps create a strong program and embeds it within the culture of the school or organisation. It is recommended that expressions of interests are circulated to identify colleagues willing to assist. By creating a support network within the organisation setting, it can improve the quality and strength of the Ignite Award experience for all involved.
Step 5 – Include Parents
Gaining parental/guardian support is essential to Ignite Award’s success – particularly as most participants’ activities will be undertaken within their own time.
Step 6 – Engage young people
Sparking the interest of young people is key to building a strong Ignite Award. It is recommended that an information session for students and/or parents/guardians is booked with Awards WA and collect expressions of interest.
Award Agents are organisations authorised by Awards WA to offer Ignite Award to its young people
Ignite Leaders are the main contact for the Award Agent, and are responsible for running the Award within their organisation.
Ignite Guides are Volunteers who assist the young person with their Ignite Award activities.