Milking Bank are proud to have begun our JASS journey this year!
Mr Smith, Mrs Crisp and 20 very eager year 4 pupils are currently working towards their bronze accreditation.
The Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS) is an accredited award scheme for young people. By providing a structured programme, JASS aims to support young people through the transition from primary school to lower secondary school and beyond. JASS has been designed to be flexible and adaptable to the interests and abilities of individuals to ensure it is achievable by all participants, whilst matching the goals of their Schools Curriculum.
JASS is fully aligned with current educational thinking and in particular with the Curriculum for Excellence and the Outdoor Learning Strategy. Because of this, JASS can be a strong partner in describing and evidencing the new breadth of learning, and in providing new levels of challenge to sit alongside the core curriculum. JASS aims to build on the Curriculum for Excellence’s main capacities:
Although JASS was developed in-line with the Curriculum for Excellence, there is no doubt that these core capabilities also fit with a variety of curriculum outcomes worldwide.
JASS is structured into four sections, designed to stretch different aspects of developing confident individuals.
Adventure: outdoor activity and learning, including team work and problem solving
Get Active, Stay Active: taking part in sport and physical activity
My Interests: developing an interest or learning a new skill
Me and My World: contributing to the local community
Each of these sections can be constructed to meet the needs of the individuals or to tie in with local interests or projects.