Apex Inclusion has attracted a large amount of positive attention in the media in recent years. Here is a selection:
BBC report suggests units keep young people out of jail
TES report – Apex Inclusion has positive impact
Enquire blog – Young people have their say on Apex Inclusion
Call for Apex Inclusion to be rolled out to other schools
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Apex Inclusion news:
The pupils of Apex Inclusion Unit in Dunfermline High School are raising money for a trip to Alton Towers both for young people involved in the school’s Challenge Programme and those who are facing difficult circumstances. The most recent fundraising event, bag packing at Asda, raised £427.
Dunfermline High School 3rd and 4th year pupils who attend the Apex Inclusion Unit there were invited to spend a week with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in Fife, learning what it means to be a fire fighter. The full-time course is specifically designed for youths, highlighting the effects and hazards of fire as well as training in first aid, and drug and alcohol awareness.
Fife Young Carers staff visited the Apex Inclusion Unit in Lochgelly High School recently and were presented with a donation from the pupils.
As a conclusion to group sessions looking at crime and its consequences, Kirkland High School Inclusion Unit organised a visit to Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court. The young people wanted to visit the court to experience being a member of the jury and listened to a variety of cases.
A group of third years from Lochgelly High School who follow the Flexible Curriculum group took part in a three day team building course.
Lochgelly High School and local drug and alcohol service The Zone came together last Wednesday and delivered a training day to pupils around the impact/consequences and effects that drugs and alcohol can have.
Pupils from the Apex Inclusion Unit in Dunfermline High School hosted an event at the Scottish Parliament last week after an invitation by Children in Scotland.
Two fourth year pupils who have been part of the Inclusion Unit at Lochgelly High School were awarded The Saltire Approach award for achieving ten hours of volunteering.
The successful Apex Inclusion Unit model was cited in the Scotland on Sunday as a positive and effective approach to tackling the problem of unruly school pupils in an article published on 4 November 2012.
Representatives from the Scottish Government joined the senior management teams of Apex Scotland and Dunfermline High to launch a very positive evaluation of the Dunfermline High School Inclusion Unit on 26 April 2012.