Youngsters pick up leadership awards
DELIGHTED: Kerry Docherty from Clydebank High (West Dunbartonshire) region receiving her award
MORE than 30 young people from across Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale were rewarded by Scotland First Minister at a special ceremony.
The 34 teens from 10 schools across West Dunbartonshire were attending The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award Ceremony 2012, which took place at Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow.
The evening was a celebration of success for the young people from West Dunbartonshire who have participated in programme over the last 10months, delivering various community projects including working with local elderly care homes and local primary schools.
The Mark Scott Foundation and The Outward Bound Trust work in partnership to fund and deliver the Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award - a unique programme which tackles divisive issues in society through a combination of outdoor and community based learning, focused on planning and delivery of a project of practical benefit to local communities.
Martin Davidson, Scottish director at The Outward Bound Trust, said: "The ceremony was the culmination of six months of learning, planning and working together, and a celebration of every Award recipient's achievement. We were very impressed with the commitment and enthusiasm from all the young people who took part, particularly those from West Dunbartonshire.
\"They are a credit to both their schools, and their communities. We're very proud of them."
First Minister Alex Salmond added: \"What makes these awards especially valuable is that they are focused on building communities as well as on empowering individuals. \"
This article appeared in Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter 28 May 12
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