The JASS Award - Developing our Character
The Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS) is a progressive learning programme for young people which has been designed to recognise the wider achievement of our children and help build character. The objectives of the JASS programme are aligned with the wider learning objectives of the Curriculum for Excellence, The Outdoor Challenge, and the National Curriculum. The JASS Award is the perfect introduction to the Duke of Edinburgh Award which many of the children will be encouraged to participate in when they reach high school.
JASS develops the whole individual by offering recognition in four key areas – regular physical activity (Get Active, Stay Active), exploring a personal interest (My Interests), working for the good of the community or the environment (Me and My World) and completing an outdoor activity or challenge (Adventure) and is designed so that participants move through the levels with increasing commitment, learning, and challenge.
We are thrilled that from September 2019 our Year 5 children will be taking part in this ambitious challenge. The children will be able to gain a Bronze or Silver Award by completing a range of activities and challenges over the year.