National Award for Dalziel High School

Pupils and teachers were celebrating after winning a top education award


The Motherwell school took top spot in the Inspiring Career Opportunity category at this year's Community Education Awards.

They were presented with a winner's plaque, certificate and gifts at a special assembly at the school on Wednesday 6 September.

The awards are an annual celebration and recognition of schools' efforts to help children and young people become responsible community members. 

Robert Birch, Head Teacher of Dalziel High School, said: "We achieved this award because of our Developing the Young Workforce Programme, which supports pupils to give them a better understanding of career opportunities and the world of work is a high priority in our school and I am delighted that this has been recognised with this award."

The Inspiring Career Opportunity Award focuses on initiatives that have enhanced career opportunities for pupils and that have shown dedication in helping children and young people progress into the workplace through links with the business community. 

This award is open to schools throughout the UK including: primary, junior and secondary schools, academies and PRUs

The Community Education Awards are affiliated to The Police Community Clubs of Great Britain, the Awards reward school projects and teachers who help improve the lives of pupils and their local communities. 

This year's awards attracted over 3,500 entrants - triple the number of nominations from the inaugural year in 2011. 

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