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. Pupils can aim for Bronze in P6, Silver in P7 and Gold in S1/S2 at James Gillespie's High School.
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, with a minimum of 8 hours in each to achieve Bronze:
- 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)
The scheme runs from the beginning of the October holiday until the end of the Easter holiday and pupils can begin planning how they will achieve their Bronze award using this form:
The form can also be accessed by clicking on the tab at the top of this website.