The Apex Self Development Award is given to a pupil who has attended the Apex Inclusion service in Dunfermline High School over the past year who the Inclusion team and wider school staff believe has made concerted efforts to change their behaviour patterns and attitude, and contribute to the success of their fellow pupils through peer mentoring.
This year’s recipient is first year pupil, Kyle Anderson. Kyle started attending Dunfermline High School through the alternative to exclusion route due to his behaviour and although Kyle found it hard at the beginning, he pulled through and now accesses the Inclusion unit on a regular basis for on-going support. Apex staff and teachers have commented on the positive behaviour Kyle portrays and how he has used this to mentor his peers as well.
Kyle also participates in a lot of activities through the Inclusion unit such as; judo, litter picks, drop-in and assisting staff with visits to Inclusion from external agencies. Apex workers, Kelly Owens and Rachael Ferrier said “Kyle is a pleasure to have in the Inclusion unit, he brings laughter and joy throughout and is a positive role model to others.”