by Lynsay Keough
The achievements of local schools were rewarded at the 2010 Scottish Education Awards, held at the City Halls recently. The awards were established in 2001, by the Scottish Government and the Daily Record, to celebrate the hard work and dedication of those who are involved in all areas of Scottish Education. Entry is open to all publicly funded schools, with awards in a wide variety of categories that are linked to the Curriculum for Excellence Programme.
The winners for 2010 were:
Health and Wellbeing Award: which recognises a holistic approach to education, Hillside School.
Global Citizenship Award: looking at the school in a wider context, St Stephen’s Primary.
Getting Scotland Active: participation in sport and other physical pursuits, Perth Grammar School
Learning through Technological Awareness: for the use of technology to support learning,
Mid Calder Primary School
Literacy and Numeracy Across Learning Award: effective approach to the development of literacy and numeracy, Brucehill Early Education and Childcare Centre.
Enterprise and Employability Across Learning Award (Primary): St. Joeseph’s Primary School
Enterprise and Employability Across Learning Award (Secondary): Bishopbriggs Academy
Entrepreneurial Learning Award: development of entrepreneurial skills, Grange Academy
Aiming High Award: breaking down barriers with a sustained approach, Wellshot Primary.
Sustainable Schools Award: for developing Environmental awareness, Lawthorn Primary
Educational Supporter of the Year: supporting children in the wider community, Alan Stern, Eaglesham Primary and Nursery
Probationary Teacher of the Year: Lois Lurinsky, Dalmarnock Primary School
Teacher of the Year: Michelle Prvulovic, Strathallan Primary
Headteacher of the Year: Anne McFadden, St. Mirins Primary
Lifetime Achievement Award: Mary Lee, The Royal Blind School