FAQ Guernsey YUNGA

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Frequently Asked Questions FAQ


  • Who gives out the badges?

The badges will be sent to schools (or an alternative of your choice  if you are home-schooled) to hand out in assemblies etc.


  • Is it an outside award or a school award?

It is an award approved by United Nations and supported by the States for the young people in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. It can be given out in schools in the same way as Eisteddfod certificates are.


  • Is there a pack available so that Eco prefects could give an assembly in school to advertise it?

Yes, a school pack will be available to download from this site at the launch.


  • If our school or scout event, for example, is on the calendar how would I be able to only offer it to our members?

Events will be open or closed. An open event will have a link that takes you to the marketing of the organisation holding the public event. A closed event will simply state that it is happening but provide no other details as that organisation would be giving out the relevant details to their members. Events happening the classroom or whole school can all count.


  • How do I know if my school or organisation’s event will count for the Biodiversity Award?

You will need to contact fragileguernsey and ask if the event can be put onto the calendar. Only events on the central calendar will count towards the badge.


  • Can a family work through the badge together for children different ages?

Yes, adults can also help younger children. Each child who is working towards the badge must provide evidence on their google page. This could, however, be the same evidence from each child if they attended the event together. The evidence uploaded can be appropriate to the age and ability of the young person. The reflection at the final stage of the badge must be individual.


  • What safe guarding is present for young people and what happens to the data stored?

The award is open to young people in the Bailiwick under the age of 18. When they register for the award, a responsible adult’s email is also required. The young person will then have an individual google page to upload their evidence and this is shared with the responsible adult. Any email correspondence between the young person and fragileguernsey will also copy in the responsible adult. This individual google page will also list all the information that is held on that young person (from the registration form). When the young person has gained the award, the data will be deleted according to GDPR requirements.


Are there any restrictions on which young people can do the badge?

The award is for all school-aged young people in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. If the young person is away at boarding school, they will need to attend the events on the calendar which are all in the Bailiwick.


  • What happens next when the young person has achieved the badge? 

There are plans to increase the number of badges available in the future. Come back and have a look next year!


  • I am interested in becoming a partner organisation. How much extra work is it for me?

All you would need to do is to send an email to fragileguernsey with a link to your marketing for the event so it can be added to the central calendar to count for the Biodiversity award. You could also advertise on your marketing that the event will count for the YUNGA Biodiversity badge. Young people are responsible themselves for gathering evidence of attendance.