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Dalmilling Primary is top of the class as national awards finalist

 20 May 2016  |  

Scottish Education Awards 2016

Scottish Education Awards 2016

A South Ayrshire school has beaten off stiff competition from across Scotland to be selected as a finalist at this year's Scottish Education Awards.

Dalmilling Primary School has been shortlisted for the Making Languages Come Alive Award ahead of the upcoming ceremony.

The school has a languages ethos which encourages all pupils to learn additional languages. Teachers deliver French lessons and activities in several aspects of curriculum, for example, PE lessons and mental maths in French. Pupils have also recently been introduced to Spanish and have responded enthusiastically.

Gaenor Hardy, Headteacher at Dalmilling Primary School, said: "We're proud to have been shortlisted as finalists for this prestigious award for the second year in a row.

"Specialist and non-specialist teachers have been encouraged to introduce and develop foreign languages through our curriculum, with French taught from Primary 1 and Spanish from Primary 5.

"The success of the project is all down to a committed staff and supportive parents, not to mention the enthusiasm and motivation we see every single day from our fantastic pupils."

Finalists will attend an awards ceremony in Glasgow on 8th June where judges will reveal the winners of each category.

People in South Ayrshire are being thanked for nominating their local schools, nurseries and individuals for the Scottish Education Awards 2016 so their achievements can be recognised.

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.

There is a wide variety of award categories which celebrate the dedication of teaching staff and educational supporters who go the extra mile. Entry is open to all publicly funded schools including secondary, primary, nursery and special schools. 

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