Make the most of lockdown with the Hi5 Award

So many young people are being creative during the lockdown, but did you know that you could get an award for the activities you’re doing? For children and young people aged 5 and over, the Hi5 Award is a straightforward way of celebrating wider achievement and recognising new skills.

Whether it’s planting vegetables, sewing face masks for your family or learning how to play tennis in your garden, the Hi5 Award could be for you. By choosing your own activities and spending just five hours on them, lockdown could be very productive.

Just think how many hours you’ve spent with Joe Wicks already – the good news is that these could count towards your Hi5 Award. And, as the Hi5 Award is quality assured and credit rated by SQA, working towards a Hi-5 Award will definitely be worth your while.

During lockdown, Hi5 Awards are being offered at no cost by CnES CLD (Community Learning and Development) and CLD staff can support young people to complete their awards. To find out more and get your Hi5 Award forms, email:

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