Double success for Education Service

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Published Date: 

9 Jun 2017 - 10:30

Sine MacVicarArgyll and Bute Council’s Education Service is celebrating following a double success at this year’s Scottish Education Awards.

At a prestigious ceremony in Glasgow, Sine MacVicar, Head Teacher at Dunbeg Primary School, scooped the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award, whilst Port Ellen Primary won the much sought after Sciences, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Award.

The Scottish Education Awards celebrate the hard work and success which takes place in Scottish Education, recognising the achievements of people who dedicate their lives to children and young people.

Sine has worked at Dunbeg Primary School for 44 years and has been widely praised by staff, parents and pupils for her devotion, and the atmosphere of support and encouragement she has created within the school.

Meanwhile, Port Ellen Primary School has excelled in demonstrating a range of ways for STEM learning, using these keys subjects to develop skills for learning, life and work.

Port Ellen School

Ann Marie Knowles, the Council’s Director of Community Services, said; “These awards have come as no surprise. Both Sine and Port Ellen are well-deserved winners. Sine is a wonderful Head Teacher who has dedicated her life to teaching and to delivering a quality learning experience for her pupils.

“The same goes for Port Ellen Primary. All of the school staff and pupils work very well together and are constantly striving for excellence. Through a number of unique projects, they have created a positive learning experience which promotes respect, ambition and achievement.”

The Council’s Policy Lead for Education and Lifelong Learning, Councillor Yvonne Mcneilly, agreed: “The Scottish Education Awards are the Baftas of Scottish Education and pay tribute to those who dedicate their lives to children and young people. They showcase the valuable work that is happening in schools across the country and I am delighted that the hard work of Sine and Port Ellen Primary School has been recognised

Argyll and Bute Council’s Education Service has a fantastic success rate in these awards, with a number of our schools and education staff having been regularly nominated, named as finalists and achieved success in a variety of different categories since the awards were established in 2001.

“Our vision is that together we will realise ambition, excellence and equality for all. This sends out a signal about the importance we attach to education in Argyll and Bute, is simple in message and is recognised by everyone. Sine and Port Ellen Primary have certainly contributed towards this.”

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