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.

The list goes on…

…our Ochil House students engaged in projects such as Green Routes and Variety Club events; pupils enjoy the annual Shakespeare Schools' Festival; European Day of Languages events; Christmas and Spring Concerts; Maths Challenges, Arichi, Go4Set and STEM Science projects and events; Social Subjects Lake District, Aberfoyle and Museum of Scotland excursions; RMPS Samye Ling and Auschwitz experiences; Modern Languages 'Open Doors' event; Operation Wallacea international ecological experience...

That is not to mention the whole school effort that culminates in our School Show and events such as our Sponsored Walk, Festive Fayre and multiple charity events such as our Guinness World Record breaking 'Slosh' in partnership with Kidney Kids.