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Learning for Sustainability Awards 2021 announced

Mon 1st November 2021 - News

Education Scotland has announced the winners of the 2021 Learning for Sustainability Awards. These awards recognise the amazing achievements of Scotland’s people and the settings, schools and communities that have demonstrated passion and commitment to building a socially-just, sustainable and equitable world.

Nominations for the six categories – which includes winners and highly commended awards- were for recognition across the following six areas: Community Learning and Development Award, Educational Supporter Award, Leadership Award, Practitioner Award, Youth Award and Learning Community Award. 

Responding to the awards Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, Shirley-Anne Somerville said, “Children and young people in Scotland are driving forward the cause for climate action and it is vital we listen to their views and harness their passion as part of COP26 and its legacy. Learning for sustainability opportunities are embedded in our curriculum and will help ensure our pupils not only have a strong voice during COP26, but also have a say in what should happen after. Congratulations to all this year’s winners for their hard work.”

A full list of the award winners can be found here and you can hear from some of them in the following video.