Wider Opportunities and Partnerships
Our annual Standards and Quality Report, available in full under the ‘Publications’ tab on our website, captures some of the wider achievements of our young people in the last year. A selection of these are summarised below to provide a flavour of the richness of the totality of a young person’s experience at Wallace High.
GO4SET and Engineering Education Scheme
Our young people have performed outstandingly well across the curriculum at a host of national events in recent years. We are particularly proud of our young scientists who, in the past three years, have reached national finals at junior (GO4SET) and senior stages (EES) and came first nationally for two of the last three sessions in the Engineering Education Scheme challenge.
Duke of Edinburgh Award
The Award has been offered in the school for a number of years but numbers are particularly high now, with continued interest in the award. The award consists of four sections: Skill, Physical/Sport, Volunteering and Expedition.
All pupils learn navigation as part of their Bronze expedition training which most use as their skill, but music and drama are also very popular. The volunteering section has developed a variety of skills and evidenced dedication from pupils in supporting others. Examples include: riding for the disabled; helping in Sunday School and youth groups; community gardening projects; and coaching.
The expedition section has allowed pupils to demonstrate planning, perseverance and teamwork. Total participation across groups from S3 upwards is significant and includes awards for Ochil House pupils annually. This is a significant achievement for all involved.