WHAT IS JASS?

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The Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS) is an accredited award scheme for young people in primary, secondary, and special educational needs schools. The award is progressive, challenging, and requires commitment from those involved.

The award is similar in set up to the Duke of Edinburgh Award but the key difference is that it's developed for a younger audience, specifically KS1- KS4.

The National Curriculum

JASS is aligned with current educational thinking, it links each section into the national curriculum.

 

Education Secretary Damian Hinds said: "At primary school, pupils will learn that mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life and why simple self-care – like getting enough sleep and spending time outdoors and with friends – is important."

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Mental and physical development 

Each section of JASS is developed to build the foundations in a young person's confidence, well-being, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving. Setting them up to become well-rounded adults, prepared to tackle the struggles and pressures of adult life.

OFSTED

Schools are under constant pressure to provide results for OFSTED reports, it's important that we don't neglect the key skills young people should learn in school. The Junior Award Scheme for Schools gives us the opportunity to prove to inspectors, through accredited certification, that children's mental health needs are being met.

Ofsted’s National Director for Social Care, Yvette Stanley, said: "At a time when local authorities and their health partners are making difficult decisions about resources, it’s important that the needs of children with mental ill-health are being met."

"These inspections will help us to see where children’s mental health needs are being met and where things need to improve."

WHY CHOOSE JASS?

HOW JASS WORKS

JASS is split into 4 sections, My Interests, Get Active Stay Active, Me and My World, and Adventure.

My Interests

Developing an interest or learning a new skill

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Activities
  • Music

  • Cookery

  • Art

  • Drama

  • First Aid

  • Umpiring/ refereeing

  • Animal Welfare

  • Learning a language

  • Photography

  • Reading

  • Writing

JASS is a progressive award that can be achieved in or outside of the school setting. To achieve the various levels of the award the chart below explains:

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My Interests

Developing an interest or learning a new skill

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Activities
  • Music

  • Cookery

  • Art

  • Drama

  • First Aid

  • Umpiring/ refereeing

  • Animal Welfare

  • Learning a language

  • Photography

  • Reading

  • Writing

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Get Active Stay Active

Taking part in sport and physical activity.

Activities
  • Extra-curricular activity or club including lunchtime or after-school

  • Sports and adventure activities

  • Orienteering

  • Swimming

  • Life-savers courses

  • Self-organised activity

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Me and My World

Contributing to the local community and environment

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Activities
  • First aid

  • Developing school grounds

  • Forest Schools

  • Playground Leaders

  • Allotments

  • Wildlife Trust

  • Fundraising

  • Litter picking

  • Charity Work

  • Conservation work

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Adventure

Outdoor activities & learning, problem-solving, and teamwork

Activities
  • Adventure days

  • Team building exercises

  • Adventurous activities

  • Den building

  • Navigation training

  • Orienteering

  • Forest Schools

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BEE ADVENTURES SUPPORT

BEE Adventures have teamed up with JASS to offer support to local schools and organisations delivering The Junior Award Scheme for Schools. We offer:

  • Support in discussing JASS in more detail.

  • Help with registering your school or organisation.

  • Support in the set-up of eJASS, the online monitoring system.

  • Advice on what activities to do for each section.

  • Provision of a wide range of activities for each section of the award.

Prices and Booking

JASS Packs Per Student: £10.00

Continuation Award (i.e. Bronze - Silver): £8.00

For BEE Adventures activity information and session, prices click here.

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