LEARNERS INVOLVEMENT IN THE LIFE OF THE SCHOOL
At Fishermoss School all pupils are automatically ‘Global Warriors’. Being a Global Warrior is about knowing and understanding our world and having the right values, knowledge and skills to make the world a better place. It is about positive relationships and building safe, happy and healthy communities. At class circle time meetings, pupils share and discuss ideas for ways to improve our school which includes ways to improve the way we learn and global issues e.g. Healthy Eating, Eco tasks, Fair-Trade etc. Pupil Council brings together class ideas to decide on the most effective ways to change and improve the school and then talk to those who can help make it happen.
Some of the ways that we do this are:
- Monitors – P7 support the younger pupils at playtimes
- Buddies – P7 pupils are paired with P1 pupils and help them to settle into school life
- P7 Young Leaders – teaching younger children to play co-operatively
- Pupil Council – help make improvements to the school.
- Playground equipment rotas and litter rotas – P3-P7 pupils
Young Aberdeenshire Volunteer Awards-As a school we actively encourage our senior pupils to become involved in the Young Aberdeenshire Volunteer Awards. This is supported by Volunteer Centre Aberdeenshire, a Scottish Registered Charity. The award supports the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence through the development of two key capacities-Responsible Citizens and Effective Contributors. Pupils who participate are presented with certificates in recognition of their volunteering. Pupils achieve Bronze award for 10hrs, Silver for 20hrs, Gold for 30hrs & Platinum for 45 hrs and over. The pupil achieving the highest number of hours is awarded the Fishermoss School Young Volunteer Cup.