Celebrating enriching partnerships

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The partnerships that exist between Angus Council, education, employers and the wider community have been celebrated.

Arounnd 200 guests attended the 10th annual Partnership Recognition Event and Awards Presentation held at the Carnoustie Golf Hotel last month.

And youngsters from our area were among those celebrated for their hard work over the year.

As well as announcing this year’s winners of the prestigious Partnership Excellence Awards, the event provides the opportunity for Angus Council to thank those employers, organisations and individuals who have worked with them, the schools and the young people during the last school year.

Winner of the Community and Social Partnership Excellence Award, which encourages youngsters to develop confidence and grow individually, was the Carnoustie Cluster of Schools which had been working with Carnoustie Rugby Club.

Shortlisted for the award from our area was Colliston Primary School in partnership with Ashbrook Nursery.

Shortlisted for STEM Partnership Excellence Award, which celebrates opportunities for children to enrich their learning, was Inverkeilor Primary School and London Offshore Consultants (Aberdeen) Ltd. Winner of the category was Montrose Academy and GE oil & Gas.

Angus Council’s education convener Councillor Welsh said: “Bringing learning to life is important for all our young people – helping to bring context and relevance to the curriculum by providing an insight into the world of work whilst at the same time developing within them the skills, attitudes, knowledge and values required for success in the modern business world.

Its success relies on the wholehearted support of the business community – something that businesses from in and around Angus continue to embrace.

“I am delighted that here in Angus, we are already building these partnerships, helping our young people prepare for a successful life beyond school, while enabling organisations to invest in the future of their business and cultivate an enterprising ethos in