The Award has been independently evaluated and is recognised as a unique, high quality experience which benefits participants, schools and other stakeholders in the community.


“The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award has improved me in more ways than I can mention.  I have become aware of my true capabilities.  They’re far higher than I could have imagined before the program.  It has encouraged me to put 110% into everything I do, and has also shown me how to encourage others to do the same.  I have become more confident, talking at school assemblies most weeks with ease.  This is something I previously thought I would never be able to do.”
Kieran, Cleveden Secondary School 2013/14

“My parents have said I have come out of my shell more this year than the whole 5 years I have been at school and it’s changed me so much.”
Sarah, Our Lady and St. Patrick’s High School 2013/14

Long term impact

“The Award definitely taught me how to work well in a team, how to arrange and organise projects and gave me confidence to use this experience as an example when applying to both university and to jobs.”
Award Participant 2009/10

“The skills you develop on the programme are skills that are invaluable for life.  These skills are not only relevant to me now but critical to my career”
Award Participants 2005/06

Independent Evaluator

“The Award brings significant benefits to participants, schools and the wider community.”
John Dalgety


“The relationships between rival Schools have become friendships, the tentative first steps become firm decisions, and the pupils grow in confidence and maturity before your eyes.”
John Dowds, School Champion, St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, Glasgow

For more information – please read “Empowering young people in Scotland” pdf.


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