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Social Enterprise in Education Awards 2020

Posted: 19th June 2020

Despite the many challenges this year, we have been so impressed with the young people around the world who have continued to create positive change in their communities. We can’t celebrate in person but we still wanted to recognise the hard work and commitment of the young people and teachers we work with and help them share their wonderful stories with the world.

We are very proud to reveal our amazing Virtual Awards Room: – take your time, explore the room and make sure you sign the guest book! Please note that this works best if you open it in Google Chrome not Internet Explorer or other browsers.

We are excited to be awarding 55 schools this year from all across Scotland and you can find out more about each school in the Showcase room. The Awards will be open all week and teachers, young people, parents, carers and supporters can join the room at any time during this week and interact with the pages, watch videos, ask questions to the schools involved and celebrate! The discussion boards will grow throughout the week as more young people visit the Awards, make comments, ask and answer questions.

All 55 schools each have their very own Awards room, with a personalised video from the Education Facilitator who worked with them, sending a congratulations from us and some links just for them. Here’s one example, Castlebay Primary School’s Awards room with a congratulations video in Gaelic as well as in English:

We would like to say a huge thank you to Mr Swinney for his fantastic video of support and to the Scottish Government for their continued support with the growth of our schools programme. We would also like to thank SAP and Big Issue Invest for their support this year and to our sponsors for the 2020 Awards, Kibble and Link Housing.

The first link to the Awards Room above ( is for all stakeholders and anyone at all can view this page. We would really appreciate it if you could help share this link far and wide so that as many people as possible can learn more about the incredible young people we work with and the positive impact they are having in their communities and beyond.

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