PUPILS and staff at Ellon Academy have been commended by educational authorities with a special prize recognising the school’s commitment to skills development.
Academy representatives won the ‘Enterprise and Employability Across Learning Award’ at the Scottish Education Awards. Judges were impressed by the school’s commitment to enterprise across all areas of the curriculum, including a readathon in all S1 English classes to raise money for local teenagers’ charities, S6 youth philanthropy and a Fair Trade School Award.
Judges were also enthusiastic about the school’s links with the local community, businesses and charities, and the level of parent input.
Local councillor, and education committee chair, Isobel Davidson said: “I am delighted that Ellon Academy has been recognised in the Enterprise and Employability Across Learning Award (Secondary) and congratulate everyone at the school on this achievement.
“Staff at Ellon Academy and across Aberdeenshire are working hard to prepare young people for life beyond school and this award recognises the efforts that go into making this happen. I know Ellon Academy carries out a range of vocational projects, school activities and extra-curricular events to enhance the educational experience for our young people and will continue to do so.”
Depute rector Kim Hall said: “It is well deserved recognition for all the hard work of staff , parents and business and other partner links who support the pupils in Ellon Academy to prepare for learning, life and work”