Balwearie High School recognises that the existing curriculum structure poses some problems for certain pupils so we have created Balwearie Raising Attainment Groups: B.R.A.G .
We will strive to provide an appropriate and alternative option where required for all pupils. B.R.A.G will be accessible for all year groups.
B.R.A.G will focus on individual pupils needs; social, vocational, core skills and raising attainment.
B.R.A.G aims to create an effective and realistic pathway for pupils into positive sustained destinations post school life.
Projects and courses will often be facilitated by partners, our current projects and partners include;
SRUC Elmwood: Introduction to Horticulture which gains pupils a National 4 level qualification. A range of topics will be covered during the course including plant propagation, rural estate management, horticulture and green keeping tools and machinery and preparing an area for landscaping.
Outdoor learning: This year we will launch our new outdoor learning area which includes a log cabin for small groupwork and new raised beds so our ASN pupils can be outside in nature and study the environment more often.
Boxing group: Glenrothes Boxing Club Tutor Louise Blakey facilitates 2 Boxing groups every Wednesday morning ,this is a very popular group with pupils with a focus on fitness and team building for 2 group from all ages
SHE Scotland: We are very pleased to welcome SHE Scotland to Balwearie High this year, their programmes are renowned for their success in the Edinburgh and Lothians areas. They will facilitate 2 groups both working on the Mind Body & Soul programme
Biking: We have a number of mountain bikes which will be used by groups this year and facilitated by trained Pupil support staff.
Creative growth: This is a art therapy course with a focus on decreasing anxiety for the pupils involved.
Music Therapy: A junior group will work with one of our music teachers this year to focus on anxiety and mental health support
7 Habits: 7 Habits is a well established programme facilitated by Community Learning & Development staff
This year it will focus on self esteem, self growth and self worth providing them with positive emotional tools for life .