On 25 September 86 P7 pupils from Sciennes Primary took part in a Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS)-themed conference. Pupils can achieve a Bronze JASS award in P6 and each year they are introduced to the Silver award at a special event.
Pupils got to experience each of the four elements of the award scheme at the conference:
- Get Active, Stay Active – a Dance workshop led by Dance Division.
- Me and My World – ChangeWorks led an interactive Waste Reduction workshop using online voting tools.
- My Interests – pupils made minestrone soup and garlic bread in our new kitchen.
- Adventure – pupils discussed their forthcoming week’s residential at the Lagganlia Centre for Outdoor Learning.
Pupils also took part in a planning workshop, in which they used iPads to plan how to complete 12 hours of activities in each of the four elements to achieve a Silver award.
Jonathan Wallace, James Gillespie’s High School Cluster Active Schools Co-ordinator, helps us to introduce and support the JASS programme in P6 and P7. He is in an ideal position to continue to support the pupils when they aim for a Gold JASS award in S1 and S2 at JGHS.
Sciennes and Tollcross were part of the initial pilot for JASS a number of years ago. Last year, we began working with
- Ian Forder from JASS
- software developer Steve Moore
- the Digital Learning Team
- Alice Brown, Headteacher at Tollcross Primary
- Barry Hewitt from Outdoor Learning
- Claire Cooper from Drummond HIgh School
to help develop an online version of the programme called ‘eJASS’. eJASS will be piloted at Sciennes and Tollcross later in the term.
Joan Alexander from JASS attended our P7 conference and provided an exciting demo of eJASS, as well as lots of ideas for celebrating pupils’ wider achievements.
Find out more about Sciennes Primary’s JASS work on their JASS website.