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


  • 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 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 November 2021.
  • 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):

  • 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 meetings and activities to keep younger children engaged.

Before you apply:

  • You must be in S4, S5 or S6
  • 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
  • You must not have applied in a previous round, without significant improvement