Pupils demonstrate delivery of Broad General Education in Highland
Two primary pupils from Fort William gave an inspiring presentation to members of The Highland Council’s Education, Children and Adult Service Committee this week (11 Feb 2015) in Inverness.
Ami Robertson and Teresa MacDonald of Upper Achintore Primary explained to members and senior council management what their experience of the Broad General Education of Curriculum for Excellence has been to date.
With the aid on an illustrated presentation Ami and Teresa outlined their “Learning Journey” folders. The pupils were accompanied by their Head Teacher, Nick Thomson, who articulated how the Broad General Education is being implemented in Upper Achintore Primary and also how the Council is planning for the move to the new school.
Members were ‘wowed’ by the girls’ presentation which was completely prepared and delivered by themselves without assistance of their teachers. Ami and Teresa outlined some of the key elements of their Learning Journeys including their learning styles and statements, achievements, targets, ‘magic moments’ and reviews. They also explained that their Learning Journeys helped them to express how they feel about school and their individual and whole school targets are for learning.
Councillor Alasdair Christie, Chairman of The Highland Council’s Education, Children and Adult Service Committee thanked Ami and Teresa for their presentation, he said: “Your explanation of the Broad General Education of Curriculum for Excellence has given us so much more in your own words than any committee paper could possibly explain.
“What we are doing through the Broad General Education for pupils up to S3 is extending their skills and using them right across the Curriculum for Excellence learning. Broad General Education is developing pathways for pupils that show how important and critical these are for preparing our young people for future jobs and employment. Their visit and ensuing discussion presented the opportunity to raise the matter of the Science Skills Academy.”
Ami and Teresa’s presentation on their Learning Journey can be viewed on the Council’s webcast (Item 3).