Staff and pupils from St Luke's High School in Barrhead are top of the class as they claimed a top accolade at the Scottish Education Awards 2012.
St Luke's High School collected the Numeracy Across Learning Award at the award ceremony at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow. The school has taken an innovative and creative approach to supporting numeracy across learning by introducing and developing themes linked to financial education and skills for work and life.
Topics vary according to year group and help to highlight the true value of money through discussions and practical applications. The school has adopted a collaborative approach that integrates financial education across the curriculum. Numeracy mentors are in place and support faculties in their work around numeracy skills.
These mentors meet with faculties on a regular basis and assist with their approach to numeracy across the curriculum. Through their ongoing support, interdisciplinary projects have been planned, developed and delivered across a number of areas.
Pupils from S2 have taken part in a popular Dragons' Den project to design, cost and market a unique lunchbox and present their product to the Dragons. This project was planned and delivered by staff in business studies, mathematics and art with pupils introduced to the concept of costing a product and developing it. St Luke's High School also offered students the opportunity to take part in a numeracy excursion to London to visit the Bank of England.
This formed part of a project looking at the funding of the forthcoming Olympic Games. Pupils engaged in a range of activities culminating in the trip which was so successful that there is another visit planned to Wall Street in New York. Numeracy across learning in St. Luke's High School is constantly developing and is focused on helping young people recognise and identify their own skills, development and understanding of numeracy and its links to business and enterprise.
For further information visit www.scottisheducationawards.org.uk
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