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Football Academy scores win at National Youth Work Awards

Spartans Community Football Academy in Edinburgh was the worthy winner of the Raising Attainment category in the National Youth Work Awards, held on 13 March.

The Awards celebrate youth work and the youth workers who make a difference in the lives of young people every year.

The Raising Attainment category highlights the youth work happening in partnership with schools and colleges to make sure young people have a strong role in shaping their learning.
Spartans was recognised for working in partnership with schools across Edinburgh to provide a flexible, tailored learning pathway for students at their alternative school.

Students have gone on to achieve qualifications that would not have been possible without a different take on learning.

Education Scotland has sponsored the category for several years, with Chief Executive Gayle Gorman in attendance to present the award.

Gayle said: “Education Scotland is delighted to continue supporting the National Youth Awards by sponsoring the Raising Attainment category.

“Congratulations to all those special individuals and groups whose support and encouragement is helping our young people to achieve their full potential."

Other category finalists were East Ayrshire Council's Home Link Team and Paul Ross from Inverclyde Council.

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