Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we recognise that our S6 pupils have not had the opportunity to demonstrate progress from the Silver colours award to gold standard. In order that our young people are not disadvantaged, we have reviewed and amended the system for Gold awards for this session.
S6 pupils who have already achieved a Silver award in their activity may self-nominate using the appropriate application form. We have included the criteria for Gold colours below together with some examples of the standard required to achieve Gold Colours.
We also recognise that some of our pupils missed the opportunity to apply for Bronze colours in May. Pupils in S4-S6 who did not apply for Bronze colours in May, can do so in this round. Those who were unsuccessful in May, cannot reapply.
Our young people 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, giving pupils in S4-S6 the opportunity to self-nominate for Citizenship colours. Any application will have to be verified by an external party. Applicants will be notified of the process for this once they have submitted their application.
All applications will be carefully considered and a final decision will be made by the Colours Committee (comprising of myself, staff representatives and Senior Prefects).
More detailed information can be found in the presentation below.
In summary, this month (November) self-nomination applications are being accepted for:
- Gold colours from S6 pupils
- Bronze colours for those pupils who missed the process in May. Those who were unsuccessful in their application in May cannot apply again.
- Citizenship colours – pupils who have participated in a community project or supported the community in some way during the period of lockdown.
Applications open on Friday 20th November. Deadline for applications to be submitted is Sunday, 29th November.
Late applications will not be accepted.The decision of the Colours Committee will be final.
During lockdown, we have continued to promote the JASS and DofE award schemes for our pupils to complete. This encourages our pupils to stay physically active, develop new skills and contribute to our community during these testing times.
As today was supposed to be our annual sports day, “The Grammar Games”, some of our S6 pupils have put together the following video, showcasing the wide range of physical activities have been doing to stay active during lockdown. We hope you enjoy!