Award of Ambition
It’s main aims are to, support our development of outcomes and experiences coming from Curriculum for Excellence especially, Health & Wellbeing and Expressive Arts, and can contribute significantly to a number of well-being indicators for young people-“responsible, active, achieving and healthy”.
The 5 AOA Sections:
- Community – pupils will be involved in responding to needs within their local community, encouraging a practical development of active citizenship
- Environment – this section encourages pupils to develop an understanding of the environment. This is a group experience, allowing pupils to work as a team, plan tasks, make decisions which affect themselves and others
- Healthy Active Life – pupils are encourage to participate in physical activity and discover new abilities and develop a sense of personal physical and mental wellbeing
- Personal Stretch – this is about a personal challenge in an area of interest. It should be about striving to succeed in this challenge and if possible exceed any goal agreed
- Cultural Rucksack – to encourage pupils to develop new or existing interest and pastimes to new levels
The AOA aims:
- To provide a progressive, balanced programme of active learning for pupils in the key transition years of P7 into S1
- To move learning beyond the classroom into a wider community context in line with CfE
- To encourage the link between school and leisure with pupils taking responsibility for aspects of their own learning
- To encourage young people to see themselves as valued members of their communities and develop an understanding of needs in their communities
- To encourage ongoing participation in positive lifestyles and interests
All parents are provided with information, asked to encourage their child’s participation and give feedback on the programme.