Saturday, 9 November 2013

Junior Award Scheme Scotland P6 Sciennes

All P6 pupils have been issued with:
  • a JASS folder, kept in school and used to record evidence of achievements
  • a letter explaining the programme for parents/carers
  • a questionnaire to help pupils plan how they will achieve the JASS award
  • a record sheet with an explanation on the reverse for coaches and mentors
Pupils should discuss the questionnaire at home, complete it and bring it back to school.

Additional record sheets are available and we have advised pupils to ask coaches, club leaders and mentors to sign the sheets after a number of weeks, rather than asking for signatures weekly.

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 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 Interests - 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 an adventurous sport such as kayaking, climbing or ski-ing.
For further details about this programme at Sciennes please contact Lucy Gallagher DHT

For further details of this programme in City of Edinburgh please contact Lynn Molleson at or phone 0131 467 4753.

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