Apply for Citizenship Colours

Awarded to pupils who have provided an outstanding contribution to a group within our school community. Or to pupils who have been instrumental in efforts which have had a significantly positive impact on members of our school and/or community


Due to COVID-19 pupils have not had the opportunity to demonstrate participation in citizenship events since March. However, we are aware that some pupils have demonstrated good citizenship within the community during these months. We are, therefore, allowing pupils in S4-S6 to self-nominate for Citizenship colours. Any application will have to be verified by an external party.   

  • The standard of your application will be a factor in the decision made by the Colours Committee.
  • You must include the contact details of an adult (not a relative) who has witnessed or been involved in your community project during lockdown, please ask them first whether they are willing to provide a reference.

The decision of the Colours Committee will be final.


The Citizenship Colours for lockdown 2020 should meet the following criteria:

  • You have volunteered your own time to a project OR continued voluntary work which has had a significant positive impact on your local area or the people in your community since March.
  • This work should not have exclusively benefitted you or your family.
  • This work should have been sustained over a reasonable period of time, not a one off or a few days.
  • You should have taken some level of responsibility for the project.

Examples include (but are not limited to):

  • When exercise was restricted at the start of lockdown, you filled a bin bag doing a litter pick as part of your daily exercise.
  • As a young leader in Guides or Scouts, you take an active part in the planning and delivery of weekly virtual meetings and activities to keep younger children engaged.

Before you apply:

  • You must be in S4, 5 or 6
  • You must meet the criteria above by taking responsibility in a project which had a significant benefit to your community or local area, over a sustained period of time
  • You must meet the general criteria for colours for behaviour and attitude in school
  • You must have asked for permission from the person who is providing your reference