Kennel club - In the dog house (Secondary)
Video to help teachers at secondary level communicate the benefits of Curriculum of Excellence to parents. Teachers, parents and children give their views, featuring examples from a numeracy project 'Kennel Club' from Deans Community High School.
The 'Kennel Club' project at Deans Community High School in Livingston was an innovative way of bringing different curriculum areas under one roof.
A small group of S2 pupils used their maths and design skills to make dog kennels. Practical calculations were used in the design process and in pricing up the job afterwards. Pupils honed their joinery skills and techniques in cutting and fitting the kennels together - learning about health and safety too
The group worked together to plan and solve problems, creating a useful product and even managing to enjoy themselves along the way. The skills they gained will help them work towards SQA modules at levels 3 and 4.
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Word file: Kennel Club - Video transcript (22 KB)
How does this relate to Curriculum for Excellence?
The project was planned around numeracy, design, engineering and constructions.
It included active learning experiences, learning together, construction and joinery skills, design, maths, marketing and the use of ICT.
Secondary stage leaflet
Information about how Curriculum for Excellence is bringing life to learning and learning to life at the secondary stage.
PDF File: Secondary stage leaflet (1.1 MB)