The Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS) is an accredited learning programme, celebrating wider achievement, for young people (P6-S2). Sciennes and Tollcross Primary Schools have been implementing this scheme since we piloted it in 2009.
The concept emerged from a discussion during a Sciennes P7 visit to Lagganlia between Alice Brown, Gael Logan and Barry Hewitt who came up with the idea to set up a ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ style award scheme for upper primary pupils. The scheme has since been developed into a city wide, then a national and now UK programme.
There are three levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold), each requiring a higher degree of commitment. Each level also includes four sections to be completed:
My interest – a hobby or interest
Get Active, Stay Active – involvement in a sport or physical activity
Me and My World – a community or environmental project
Adventure – a teamwork challenge through involvement in an outdoor activity (e.g Benmore and Lagganlia or ski-ing or horseriding or forest walks).
P6 and P7 pupils have been asked to prepare a short 5 minute talk outlining what they have done this year to achieve their award. Volunteering at the Summer Fair on Saturday 3rd June 12.30pm-3.30pm can still count towards JASS, if anyone needs to make up hours for ‘Me and My World.’
We celebrated James, Alice, Hamza and Ali’s fantastic achievement in winning Third Place, representing Edinburgh at the national Euroquiz Final, held at the Scottish Parliament on Monday 15th May. We played excerpts from the event (available in its entirety on YouTube) and the team challenged everyone to answer some of the (tricky!) questions. A fantastic achievement.
Mylo and Christopher in P6 explained their new Code Club and thanked parent Tim Pask for his support.
Well done to the netball team and to P5 on excellent homework produced for their China project. Congratulations to P5B who came 9th out of 2335 schools in a recent national Sumdog competition. A number of our classes has used Sumdog over the years and P5 have recently been piloting this maths website as a year group with hugely motivating results, which we aim to roll out to other year groups in time.
The Eco Group were thanked for a successful Litter Pick on Friday 12th May, led by Mr Hutchison, and Caitlin asked for donations of seashells for the Playground.
We wished everyone a safe and happy holiday on Monday.