Award for Newbattle? Excellent!

A MIDLOTHIAN school has won a national award for its innovative pupil development programme.

Newbattle Community High School’s ground breaking Peak Performance Academies project won the SOLACE Best Team category in the 2012 COSLA Excellence Awards. The school also won a silver award for the project in the “Achieving Better Outcomes” category.

The annual COSLA Excellence Awards aim to showcase the best of Scottish local government.

A School of Ambition, Newbattle is working with its pupils to develop excellence through the arts and sports, encouraging pupil involvement while enhancing pupil leadership skills.

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