The Saltire Award for Volunteering has really taken off in Saint Ninian’s this year. So far, we have awarded pupils for over 7000 hours of volunteering – a staggering figure!
Volunteering takes many forms. A number of our pupils volunteer in school by helping out at clubs, helping at school events or by fundraising as part of the Life Group or Helping Hands Group. We also have pupils who volunteer outside of school in their community or local Parish. There are a wide range of volunteer activities which have been recognised so far this year including: sports coaching, day care centre assistants, dementia centre assistants, young leaders in cubs and scouts, helpers at Saturday Sports Camps, bake sales, bag packing and many more.
Any unpaid work which is undertaken by a pupil to help other people is a form of volunteering and may qualify them for a Saltire Award in recognition of the work that they are doing. Pupils who feel that they might qualify for an award should see Mrs Gorman (Maths department) as soon as possible.
The number of pupils in our school who identify themselves as volunteers is fantastic and numbers are growing rapidly. The effort from the pupils this year has been incredible and their dedication to the work that they doing is admirable.
Congratulations to everyone who has been awarded with the Saltire Award for Volunteering so far this year.
UPDATE: Any pupil who wishes to apply for a Saltire Award must see Mrs Gorman by the end of this week if they want to receive a certificate this term. There are a number of pupils who have expressed an interest and think that they qualify for an award, however they have yet to confirm their hours. The deadline for submission of hours is Friday 25 April 2015.