The DAKAs

Entrepreneurs can be found in many walks of life including business, education, the community, sport and the creative arts.  Successful entrepreneurs embody common characteristics which can be nurtured over time.

Entrepreneurship refers to a mind-set which is able to turn ideas into actions.
Darwen Aldridge Community Academy has developed the DAKA, a currency of entrepreneurship which provides a framework for students to develop entrepreneurial capability.

Throughout their time at DACA students collect evidence of when they have demonstrated their entrepreneurial skills both within and outside of school to earn their bronze, silver and gold DAKA badges.  Lessons in all subjects across the curriculum provide opportunities for pupils to acquire the attributes of:

TEAMWORK 

A co-ordinated effort on part of a team or in the interest of a common cause.

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CREATIVITY

The ability to look at things in a new way, and seek different solutions.

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PASSION

The drive to achieve and succeed.

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DETERMINATION

The movement towards a goal and resilience to difficulties along the way.

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RISK TAKING

Not being afraid to try something new or do something differently.

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PROBLEM SOLVING

The ability to express and interpret challenges, concepts, thoughts, feelings, facts and opinions.

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