All children and young people are entitled to have the full range of their achievements recognised, as well as being supported in reflecting and building on their learning and achievements.
The RADS Volunteer Achievement Programme supports and promotes achievement through non-formal learning. The programme provides an important testimony to a young person’s personal achievements and the recognition stands alongside academic qualifications as evidence of the skills and experience that young people bring to their future world of work and higher education. It aims to recognise and reward people for the tremendous contribution that they make to volunteering.
In conjunction with the Saltire Awards, the key features are as follows:
Gain practical experiences by working with qualified coaches
Improve communication skills (help to prepare and deliver sessions)
Help to increase self-esteem and confidence building
Improve motivation and how to keep engaged with learning
Support the aims, values, purpose and implementation of Curriculum for Excellence
We are working closely with Active Schools, guidance staff and the Partnership Officer at St Machar Academy, to encourage senior pupils to join the scheme. Monitoring and assessments sheets are completed for participating pupils, with regular feedback and encouragement from the RADS coaches.
RADS is also registered with local Councils to accept Work Experience students.
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