Pupils celebrate their education ‘Oscar’ win

Head Teacher Paul McLaughlin and Deputy Head Scott McEwan with pupils.

Head Teacher Paul McLaughlin and Deputy Head Scott McEwan with pupils.

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An East Dunbartonshire secondary school has scooped one of the top gongs at the recent Scottish Education Awards .

St Ninian’s High School, in Kirkintilloch, was awarded the Enterprise and Employability Across Learning (Secondary) Award at the prestigeous ceremony on Wednesday, 10 June 2015.

It was just recognition for the school’s dedication to providing opportunities for pupils to develop skills for life learning and work.

In recent years St Ninian’s has been taking part in a range of interdisciplinary studies, working with a range of local and national businesses.

Taking up opportunities for wider achievements has allowed the young people to prepare to contribute effectively in whatever they go on to do after school.

St Ninian’s head teacher Paul McLaughlin said: “We are very excited to have won the Enterprise and Employability category as it celebrates the strong partnerships we have forged with companies such as Morgan Sindall, HSBC and Celtic Football Club.

“These partnerships provide our young people with invaluable experiences in the work place and together we ensure they are ready for life beyond school.”

The school was also nominated for the Numeracy Across Learning and Enterprise award for its approach to developing numeracy.

Mr McLaughlin added: “We were delighted to be shortlisted in two categories of the Scottish Education Awards for the second year running. To be recognised for our innovative approaches in teaching numeracy across our curriculum is testament to the outstanding work of our school community. Our committed staff support our young people in developing their problem solving, analytical and decision making skills in new and engaging ways.

Councillor Eric Gotts, education covener, said: “This is wonderful news for St. Ninian’s High School whose list of achievements continues to grow. I’m delighted that their hard work has been recognised.”