Wider Achievement News

At Lasswade High School we want to recognise and celebrate learning and achievement that takes place outside the classroom.  This generally means at home and in the wider community.  Wider Achievement covers learning in other areas of the life of the school, and in the variety of activities in which young people are involved, for example:

  • Achievement in sport; individual or team
  • Volunteering
  • Helping care for family members
  • Performing Arts achievements
  • Involvement in extra-curricular clubs and hobbies
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award etc.

Why should we recognise this?
At Lasswade High School we aim to promote how valuable student achievements are and how important it is for young people to have the opportunity to take part in activities.  By recognising and praising young people’s achievements, it can help to develop their confidence and motivation for learning.  Celebrating young people’s success helps to develop important skills for learning, life and work, and promotes a sense of positivity and well-being within the school and wider community.

How can parents and carers support this?
Firstly, parents/carers might want to encourage their child to tell school staff about their achievements and activities. They may also wish to discuss the importance of their children’s achievements and help them to identify the wider skills they have learned. Our community is encouraged to inform the school of a young person’s achievement(s). This can be done in a number of ways:

  1. Fill out the ‘Wider Achievements’ form (link below). This will notify key members of staff within the school, responsible for promoting wider achievement. All information submitted this way is collated and used for the recognition system  click here
  2. Email the school office with the name and class of the student and details of their achievement including date achieved at: lasswade_hs@midlothian.gov.uk
  3. Email Miss Park (Wider Achievement) at:  k.park@midlothian.education
  4. Notify the child’s Student Support teacher using the relevant House email.

We also recognise achievement through the Wider Achievement Newsletter (published four times per school session), House Points, Colours System, Display Boards, Social Media, Trophies and Awards Ceremonies.

Wider Achievement Newsletter Autumn 2022