Beyond the Classrooms
We encourage all our pupils to pursue co-curricular interests as part of a balanced education.
Whether through participation in sport, the performing arts, community support, or involvement in a vast array of other activities such as handball, football and basketball and others such as chess, debating, drama, electronics, makerspace, folk group, sound production, Rhythm & Soul, Photography, Film, Eco Schools or Charity Fundraising, there is a group for everyone and new clubs are created every year.
The Young Enterprise Programme enables students to set up and run their own company over the course of one academic year. In doing so, they learn about all aspects of business such as market research, finance, sales production or service provision, customer service and HR Pupils work through the programme with support from a volunteer business advisor.
At the end of the year they liquidate the company and present a report and accounts to the YES Board.
This is followed by a presentation evening at which the Glasgow Companies go head-to-head in a 'Dragon's Den' format to compete for the prestigious title of 'Best Glasgow Company'. Pupils are also invited to sit the Young Enterprise exam, in association with Strathclyde Business School.
Involvement in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award gives pupils a great deal of enjoyment and a sense of achievement as well as an award which is highly valued by universities and employers.
Kelvinside Academy offers all three levels of the award: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Usually participants start with Bronze in S3 and can work through to Gold in S6. The best known part of the Award is the Expedition, which lasts two days at Bronze level and four at Gold.
In addition, the Award requires participants to undertake three other activities: Volunteering, Skill and Physical Recreation.