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Character Education Scotland Awards Hampden Stadium, Glasgow Friday 8th June 2012 Awards Presented by:

Liz McColgan, MBE Professor Kay Livingston

Awards Presented by Liz McColgan, MBE Liz McColgan is one of Scotland’s best known middle-distance and long-distance track and road-running athletes. She won the gold medal for the 10,000 metres at the 1991 World Championships, and a silver medal over the same distance at the 1988 Olympic Games. She was also a two-time gold medallist at the Commonwealth Games, as well as winner of the New York City Marathon, Tokyo Marathon and London Marathon. Liz is famous for her determination, leading from the front and refusing to allow anyone to pass her on the way to gold.

Professor Kay Livingston

David Lorimer

Kay Livingston is Professor of Educational Research, Policy and Practice at the University of Glasgow and Head of International Education and Research at Education Scotland. Kay works closely with policymakers and practitioners at international, national and local levels to improve the quality of education. Central to her work is the development of learning and teaching strategies to encourage learners to take an active role in the learning process and prepare them for life and work in a global society.

David is Chief Executive of Character Education Scotland and creator of the Inspire-Aspire Awards having originally developed the format in 2006. Since then the awards programme has gone from strength to strength reaching many thousands of young people in schools across the UK and further afield. David was Scottish and British Universities 3000m Steeplechase Champion in 1972 before going on to developing his career as a writer, lecturer, editor and educationalist.

Programme 2.00pm Refreshments and Exhibition of Award Winning Posters

2.40pm David Lorimer, Character Education Scotland

2.45pm Liz McColgan, MBE, Olympian

2.55pm Professor Kay Livingston, Education Scotland

3.05pm Presentations to Finalists, Best in School and the Primary School Awards

3.20pm 2012 Inspire>Aspire Awards ceremony

3.35pm Character Achievement Awards

3.40pm Closing remarks

3.45pm Filming and photography

4.25pm The Olympic Flame visits Hampden Stadium

INTERNATIONAL AWARD Andiswa Zulu, Ikusasalethu High School, South Africa

GOLD LEVEL Gold Finalists 1st

Amber Neil, Inverurie Academy*


Anna Clark, Portlethen Academy*


Jodie Stevenson, Banff Academy*


Beth Aitken, Inverurie Academy


Kerry Hailstones, Balfron High School*

Lucy McLeod, Aberdeen Grammar School* Sarah Jane McGuckin, Albyn School* Sophie Milne, Albyn School Rebecca Cooper, Balwearie High School* Jennifer Willis, Banff Academy Joni Dalziel, Cleveden Secondary School* Sophie Drysdale, Inverurie Academy

Silver Finalists

Libby Taylor, Aberdeen Grammar School Laura Cameron, Albyn School Zach Isabella, Baldragon Academy* SILVER LEVEL Darren McTaggart, Baldragon Academy Mhairi Laing, Balwearie High School 1st Nathan McCann, Adwoah Troesemeyer, Balwearie High School Hyndland Secondary School* Caitlin McInnes, Banff Academy Ellen Oldman, Banff Academy Flora Reid, Broughton High School* 2nd Euan Gregory, Eilidh O’Brien, Cleveden Secondary School Albyn School Aktota Campbell, Clydeview Academy 3rd Eleanor Gillespie, Tabitha Freeburn, Glasgow Gaelic School Ezgi Denli, Gracemount High School* Elgin High School* Jamie Gibson, Grove Academy 4th Adam Smith, Bonnie MacRae, Grove Academy Glasgow Gaelic School* Zoe Whiting, Grove Academy* Maryam Salim, Hillpark Secondary School* 5th Rachel McGurk, Sam Eccles, Hyndland Secondary School Cleveden Secondary School Erin Kemsley, Hyndland Secondary School Amelia Mah, Kinross High School* Chloe Wilson, Portlethen Academy Special Commendation Katie Belton, Ross High School* Jasmine Jiaxuan Li, The Glasgow Academy* Mitchell McGowan Ross, Ebony Martin, The Gordon Schools* Cleveden Secondary School Amy Hay, Turriff Academy*


Laura Thomson, Clydeview Academy*


Catherine Boyd, St George’s School*


Georgia Smith, Elgin High School


Cara Duncan, Grove Academy

Bronze finalists Daniel Hume, Aberdeen Grammar School Milly Kinghorn, Albyn High School Matthew Simmers, Albyn High School Rory Kay, Balfron High School Rory Teed, Balfron High School Cory Gibson, Banff Academy Andrew Angus, Braes High School* Molly Lueck, Broughton High School Ailsa Watson, Clydeview Academy Roseanna Kendall, Elgin High School Kirstin Mackay, Golspie High School* Esme Page, Gracemount High School Shannon Chan, Gracemount High School Holly Whyte, Grove Academy Leah Davie, Inverkeithing High School* Aymen Benylles, Kemnay High School* Emma Kirkland, Kirkcudbright Academy* Thomas Carter, McLaren High School* Kieran Twaddle, Queen Anne High School* Niamh McRoberts, St. Aidan’s High School* Zoe Borland, St. Columba’s School* Alice McCaskey, St George’s School for Girls Emilie Rapport-Munroe, St Leonards David Healy, St Thomas Aquinas* Ruby Tabor, Selkirk High School* David Aitken, Stonelaw High School* Esther Smith, The Gordon Schools

BEST IN SCHOOL Nathan Fordyce-Wright, Bell Baxter High School Tyler Forrest, Broxburn Academy Megan Shiel, Hawick High School Fraser Leonard, Knox Academy Caitlin Rowan, Lomond School Sophia Russell, Madras College Calum Stark, Queen Maragaret Academy Joshua McGlynn, St. Roch’s Secondary School * also denotes best in school


1st 2nd 3rd

1st 2nd 3rd =

P7 Sophie McKeown, St John’s Primary* Charlotte Bowe, Lasswade Primary* Anna Milne, Timmergreens Primary* Eilidh Blackley, St David’s Primary* P6 John Meehan, St Fillan’s Primary* Ben Harris, Flora Stevenson Primary* Millie Rayner, St Fillan’s Primary P5 Eilidh Cassidy, Lochfield Primary* Jessica Thorburn, Errol Primary* Ellie Kettrick, St Bernadette’s Primary* Madeleine Robertson, Kelvinside Academy*

Primary Finalists Lucy Campbell, Balmullo Primary* Murphy Hand, Baldernock Primary* Stephanie Anderson, Colinton Primary* Emily Robertson, Condorrat Primary* Zowie Norton, Craigentinny Primary* Chloe Robinson, Croftmalloch Primary* Teigan McCann, Crosshouse Primary* Gemma Montgomery, Crosshouse Primary* Kai Hilliard, Girvan Primary* Emma Wilkie, Glenlee Primary* Andrew Graham, Hamilton School* Scott McIntyre, Lennoxtown Primary* Grant Semple, Loanhead Primary* Star Sing, Ratho Primary* Ewan McIlkenny, St. Mun’s Primary* Nathan Macintyre, Shawlands Primary* Tia Davies, Towerbank Primary*

* also denotes best in school

CHARACTER EDUCATION SCHOOL AWARDS Inspire>Aspire is designed to help teachers explore character qualities in the classroom and use this to help develop aspirations in their students. Character Education School Awards recognise individual Schools and their Teachers for outstanding contributions to this aim. Annyanette Hazlehurst, Banff Academy Fiona Davidson, Elgin High School Adelle Fleming, Gracemount High School Gerry Dillon, Grove Academy Susan Johnson, Hyndland Secondary School Carol Gollop, Inverurie Academy George Scott, Kirkcudbright Academy Isabel Gilchrist, Stonelaw High School


t is a great privilege to introduce two exceptional young women. They are among the first people in the United Kingdom to receive a Character Achievement Award. The Award is designed to recognise individuals of any age who have applied their values and demonstrated positive character qualities to achieve a personal goal or a contribution to others. Those who are nominated may be considered role models and a source of inspiration. We hope that their Award will help provide a longlasting reminder to them of their character qualities, values and what they can achieve. You can read the full submissions for their award online at

Niamh McElroy Our Lady and St Patrick’s High School Character Achievement Awardee 2012 “It is difficult to know where to start in telling the story of what Niamh did because she has engaged in so many projects. More importantly she has come to recognise that her core values are key to all she does”

Meghan Devine Our Lady and St Patrick’s High School Character Achievement Awardee 2012 “Meghan has related her values to life in the modern world and has realised that actions are more important than words. By translating her values into actions she has made a substantial impact on the lives of others. There is no doubt that Meghan is a positive role model and an inspiration to others”.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO DESERVES TO BE RECOGNISED? The achievement award recognises an individual of any age who has applied their values and demonstrated positive character attributes to achieve a personal goal or a contribution to others. Any individual may be nominated for an award by their peers, colleagues or by members of the public who feel that this individual deserves credit and recognition for their actions. Nominate online at

“Seeing young people inspired by the Olympic Games is a wonderful thing but more than that, I myself have been inspired by the young people by their work, their vision, their creativity, their enthusiasm - they have shown how to be inspirational people themselves� Katherine Grainger, MBE Olympic Rower

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