Scotland's Enterprising Schools (SES) were delighted to hold the annual SES Awards in conjunction withYoung Enterprise Scotland's (YES) Festival of Youth Enterprise 2021 (FoYE21).
The celebration took place in the second day of the week-long festival that was launched in 2017 to celebrate enterprise in education from primary school all the way through to college-level. Over the course of the past few years the festival has grown and developed and this year, incorporated a whopping 30 sponsors from the business and third sector community.
Supported by Developing the Young Workforce (DYW), there were two prestigious awards up for grabs:
Following an online campaign to encourage practitioners, schools or parents to nominate themselves, their colleagues or establishments in our awards; we were delighted to whittle our Enterprising Educator Award entries down to a shortlist which we passed to our esteemed judge, Michelle Fenwick of DYW:
Really, everyone's a winner when we've got educators in schools doing the great work demonstrated in the awards; the educators, the young people and the school communities alike.
We were delighted to announce the winner of the Scotland's Most Enterprising Educator Award as Pauline Cumming of Broughton High School.
Next, we revealed the winner of our Scotland's Most Enterprising School Award as Currie Community High School!
In a year where there has been so much uncertainty surrounding the learning of young people and where schools and practitioners have dealt with rapid changes at short notice, we have been delighted to see the quality of entries this year remains as high as ever.
Our Enterprising Schools Awards have given us the chance to celebrate truly enterprising approaches to learning and teaching as schools have adapted to changing circumstances during this difficult year. The wide range of nominations, from early years through to secondary, show recognition that the development of enterprise skills are a competence for life; relevant to personal fulfilment, finding and progressing in employment, and new venture creation.
Did you miss our livestream? You can catch the whole stream below.