Final call for Learning for Sustainability Award nominations

The Learning for Sustainability Awards, brought to you by Education Scotland and The Daily Record, highlights the work being undertaken in schools and celebrates Scottish education and the commitment of teachers, pupils, and volunteers to environmental and social justice issues.

Nominations for the awards close on 12 September and entry is open to all publicly funded early learning and childcare settings and schools in Scotland, including special, primary and secondary schools, as well as community learning and development providers.

There are six award categories to choose from including:

  • Youth award
  • Practitioner award
  • Leadership award
  • Learning Community award
  • Educational Supporter award
  • Community Learning and Development award

As nominations come in we are seeing examples from schools and settings across Scotland.

Pupils at St Ninian’s High School in East Renfrewshire have been studying beekeeping after a teacher Angela Yekken gave them the chance to study a National Progression Award in the subject.

The Advanced Higher pupils, as well as some younger pupils with additional support needs, took part in beekeeping for two periods a week. The course was so successful that the school was able to buy 10 suits and the pupils helped build two hives of their own, as well as insect hotels. And the course continues this academic year.

The pupils of Sunnyside Primary's Early Learning Centre in Alloa, Clackmannanshire aged between two and five have been taking part in the NHS Natural Health Award, which looks at improving mental health and wellbeing post-Covid by getting in touch with nature.

They have also completed the Royal Highland Education Trust's "tasty tattie" competition, growing and cooking their own potatoes.

The children at St Teresa's Primary School in Glasgow have teamed up with a local artist and community workers to help regenerate their area and find out more about its history.

Visit the Learning for Sustainability Awards website and nominate today.