SoA – Sharing Good Practice Event

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On Wednesday, 26th of May 2010, St. Ninian’s High School played host to a “Curriculum for Excellence: School’s of Ambition Sharing Good Practice” event. The event highlighted the school’s current practice in the areas of Interdisciplinary Learning using ICT, International Education and Pupil Leadership.

The day was organised by Principal Teacher of School’s of Ambition, Ms. L Reynolds. There were over 50 educational professionals present from various schools across Scotland.

The main event was hosted in the school’s assembly hall where participants had the chance to visit five out of eight short presentations of their choice. The eight groups displayed the best examples of all three practice areas. Poetry in Motion (a project involving both the Art and the English departments), Gaming Software and Crazy Talk (from the Computing Department) and Joined up Learning demonstrated the use of Interdisciplinary Learning using ICT within the school. The Modern Language, Confucius Classroom and Global Citizenship presentations showed the development and integration of International Education into the school. Members from our Pupil Leadership Academy were also on hand to speak about their experiences within the school.

Ms. Reynolds said “The event represented a great opportunity for St. Ninian’s as a School of Ambition to share our work with other schools and discuss how they might implement these initiatives in their own learning environments. This type of collaborative learning forms parts of the 10 point plan to drive forward the delivery of Curriculum for Excellence. Many of our visitors commented positively on the day which allowed pupils and staff to gain valuable feedback on their work.”

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and many of the invited guests stayed behind and were treated to a tour of the school by some of our S3 pupils.

Mark O’Neill (S6)