ABC AFTER SCHOOL
Kids at an after school club in Livingston were recently awarded a level 2 life-skill qualification after they learned how to build a fire and cook food on it.
Children from ABC After School Club were awarded the level 2 SCQF with one credit point after completing a HI5 wider achievement award with Youth Scotland.
Donna Sharp, of ABC After School Club, said:“For our first award we decided to do a group activity which all the children could take part in, enjoy and importantly learn life skills that will stay with them forever.
“Our challenge was fire building and we were aiming to get the one star award level which meant we had to complete between 5 – 10 hours.
“To complete our award we had to follow several steps including – collecting fire wood, chopping it with an axe, starting a fire while learning about fire safety and finally cooking some food on the fire - toast, marshmallows, sausages, and popcorn.”
Thirty children completed the award over six hours and were credited with one credit point at SCQF.
The award offers recognition and accreditation for young peoples achievements and can be incorporated into existing or planned activities.
Ms Sharp said:“The next step for our young people is to choose more individual challenges that they would like to challenge themselves with.
“Some children have already picked their next challenge and they include – hillwalking, learning to bake or cook, learning to swim, learn to ride a bike and learning how to knit. We are very proud of all our young people and their achievements.”