Two schools and an educational supporter from Argyll and Bute have beaten off stiff competition from across Scotland to be selected as finalists at this year’s Scottish Education Awards.
John Logie Baird Primary School has been shortlisted for the Learning Through Technology Award thanks to its innovative approach to teaching ICT skills. Pupils have been involved in a variety of projects involving the use of technology, such as making and editing films and composing soundtracks.
Lochdonhead Primary School on the Isle of Mull has been selected as a finalist for the Learning for Sustainability Award. Pupils are taught about the importance of sustainability and regularly participate in outdoor learning to enhance their understanding of the environment. As a result, pupils have developed an awareness of global environmental issues and the important role they can play in sustaining the environment.
Raymond Flanagan, Community Learning and Development worker at Lochgilphead Joint Campus, has been named as a finalist for the Educational Supporter of the Year Award. Working with support staff, Raymond has been praised for going above and beyond to ensure young people are able to achieve their full potential.
Argyll and Bute Council’s then Director of Community Services, Cleland Sneddon, now Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted that two of our very deserving schools and a valued and dedicated member of our education staff have made at through to the final of this year’s coveted Scottish Education Awards. All three are very deserving finalists and it is wonderful to see their hard work being recognised.
"Argyll and Bute schools and education staff have an excellent track record in the Scottish Education Awards in previous years and I don’t expect this year to be any different. Here in Argyll and Bute we are committed to delivering the best quality learning experience for all pupils and are constantly striving for excellence and to improve standards. I would like to wish our finalists the very best of luck.”
Finalists will attend an awards ceremony in Glasgow on 8th June where judges will reveal the winners of each category.
People in Argyll and Bute are being thanked for nominating their local schools, nurseries and individuals for the Scottish Education Awards 2016 so their achievements can be recognised.
The Scottish Education Awards recognise and reward the people who dedicate their lives to children and young people and showcase the valuable work and innovation happening in classrooms across the country.
There is a wide variety of award categories which celebrate the dedication of teaching staff and educational supporters who go the extra mile. Entry is open to all publicly funded schools including secondary, primary, nursery and special schools.