What is the Blackpool Opportunity Passport?

Maricia Doyle and Martyna Chrzanowska, both eight, enjoying Stanley Park last autumn
Maricia Doyle and Martyna Chrzanowska, both eight, enjoying Stanley Park last autumn
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The Blackpool Opportunity Passport is split into five categories labelled ‘Keeping healthy’, ‘economic well-being’, ‘enjoy and achieve’, ‘staying safe’, and ‘make a positive contribution’.

It has been around for some years now, headteachers said, and says that, by the age of seven, children should have “had a close relationship with a ‘significant other’”, been shopping and handled real money.

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Others include seeing a puppet show or the circus, visiting the library and a park, the beach, a farm, or the zoo, learning how to cross the road safely, and learning to look after or take care or something, amongst other ideas.

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By the age of 11, they should have learned how to cook a healthy meal, been shopping with a list and budget, been in a choir or music group, visited a theatre or art gallery, learned simple first aid, planned a special event such as a party, been solely responsible for something, and resolved a conflict.

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