Castlebay School up for host of awards

Castlebay Community School on Barra has been shortlisted in a host of categories at this year’s Scottish Qualifications Authority star awards.

The school has been shortlisted for no less than three awards including lifelong learning centre of the year, partnership of the year (with local food group Hebridean Living) and sustainable development educator of the decade. Former sixth-year pupil Grace MacArthur has also been nominated in the lifelong learning candidate of the year category. She won a Barra Volunteer Award in June of this year.

The star awards recognise the individuals who work towards and organisations that deliver SQA qualifications which have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to learning.

Representatives from the school have been invited to join other finalists at a ceremony at Glasgow Clyde College’s Anniesland campus on Friday 7th November for a night of celebration.

SQA chief executive, Dr Janet Brown, said: “The SQA Star Awards provide a fantastic opportunity to recognise learners for their achieve­ments but also acknowledge the outstanding work of our centres – the schools, colleges, training providers and employers who deliver our qualifications.

“The ceremony gives us a chance to thank the people who give our learners the guidance and en­courage­ment they need to realise their potential. I congratulate all the finalists on making it this far in the competition and wish them the very best of luck on the night.”