St Paul's High School
STAFF and pupils at two schools in Glasgow collected prestigious accolades at the Scottish Education Awards in the City Halls, Glasgow, this week.
St Paul's High School was selected as winner of the Active Citizenship Award in recognition of its citizenship programme which educates pupils on the importance of providing opportunities for everyone.
The scheme involved pupils, pictured, in a series of projects including the production of two films on the problem of litter and an initiative with Glenoaks Housing Association, which allowed pupils to visit areas with graffiti problems to discuss the implications with local residents.
The schools Cleaner, Safer St Paul's initiative has also had an impact on the local community by highlighting issues such as dog fouling and traffic calming.
The city's other winner was Alice Thompson, a teacher at Eastbank Academy, who picked-up the Probationary Teacher of the Year Award.
She collected the award for her enthusiastic and highly creative teaching methods which have helped her to establish an excellent rapport with pupils in just her first year of teaching.
Keith Brown, Minister for Schools and Skills, said: Across Scotland our schools have many exciting and innovative initiatives underway, which contribute to an enriched learning experience for pupils, while talented teachers play such as important role in inspiring our young people.
Councillor Jonathan Findlay, executive member for education, Glasgow City Council added: "It is a wonderful accolade for Glasgow that so many individuals and establishments have made it to the finals of these prestigious awards.
"It confirms the dedication and devotion to learning that's apparent in so many schools across the city and our aim is to make it onto the shortlist of even more categories in 2010. Well done to everyone who has been nominated and all the winners today, recognised for their hard work and achievements."
The Scottish Education Awards is sponsored by the Daily Record and Scottish Government. Winners from each category were announced at a glittering awards ceremony in City Halls, Glasgow.
All of the successful schools received a trophy, certificate and s1000 cheque.
Winners of the Head Teacher, Teacher, Probationary Teacher, Lifetime Achievement and Greener Schools Awards will now go forward to the UK Teaching Awards being held in London later in the year.