Willowbank School in Kilmarnock has won the prestigious Health and Wellbeing award at the Scottish Education Awards 2017.
Competing with schools from all over Scotland, Willowbank impressed judges with the rich, varied and stimulating physical education programme it offers to pupils. The Health and Wellbeing Award – recognises establishments that are developing a holistic approach to health and wellbeing of children and young people.
In coming to their decision, the judges noted: “The young people who attend Willowbank enjoy and benefit from a range of well-planned and challenging activities including yoga, dance, swimming and outdoor education.”
Welcoming the accolade, Councillor Fiona Campbell, East Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Skills and Learning said: “I’m incredibly proud and very pleased that Willowbank School has won the Health and Wellbeing Award.
“The school’s success directly reflects a huge amount of unstinting and dedicated work by staff, carers and parents in helping all our young people be the best they can be.
“We pride ourselves on the caring and supportive ethos which underpins everything we do for our pupils, in all our schools, valuing every single young person for the contribution they make to their school and to their local communities.”
The Scottish Education Awards recognise and reward the people who dedicate their lives to children and young people and showcase the valuable work and innovation happening in classrooms across the country.
The Scottish Education Awards are managed by the Daily Record and delivered in conjunction with Education Scotland.