Sunday, 1 October 2017

P7 Conference and Silver JASS Award



Our P7 Conference is an annual whole day event of activities designed to welcome pupils to Primary Seven, set expectations for the senior stage and launch our P7 wider achievement programme. 



This year our P7 Conference featured articles of the UNCRC and rights based learning. Fresh fruit trays were provided at morning break and pupils were introduced to the four elements of the Silver Level Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS) and how to record progress through eJASS. We were delighted to welcome Sion Pickering from JASS and FOTA.

(Please note that those pupils who have yet to achieve Bronze may continue at that Level in P7. Pupils can work towards achieving Gold in S1 and S2 at most secondary schools. It serves as an excellent introduction to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme for age 14+, and was designed as such.) 

Pupils got to experience each of the four elements of the award scheme at the conference:

1. Me and My World - Sarah Pope, Mercy Corps 
2. My Interests Eilidh Scott, Knitting for All
3. Get Active, Stay Active  Aimee Fraser, Dance Division
4. eJASS – recording JASS progress online using iPads
5. Adventure – Lagganlia and Outdoor Learning - pupils discussed their forthcoming week’s residential at Lagganlia Centre for Outdoor Learning
eJASS - Introduction and Planning Session 
At the conference, P7 pupils used an online planning tool to help them begin to think about ways to achieve the award by the end of the Easter holidays. Each pupil has also been given access to eJASS. In May next year, pupils will be asked to give a five minute presentation to their classmates describing what they have done to achieve the award.

Sciennes and Tollcross were part of the initial pilot for JASS a number of years ago. Several years ago, 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 take part in a pilot of the online version - eJASS. We are delighted that former pupil Alika's design (now in S1) is being used for the official logo.

Find out more about Sciennes Primary’s JASS work on our JASS website.

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