Next February will see the tenth anniversary of the prestigious Lantra Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards in Scotland.
The awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of Scottish learners from across the sector, including horticulture, forestry, equine, ceremony, which takes place at the Crieff Hydro Hotel in Perthshire on 28 February 2013, will also see the launch of the Land-based School Project of the Year Award for the school that has delivered the best rural skills project in 2012.
The awards programme provides well-deserved recognition for the winners and raises awareness of the is pleased to announce that the winners have now been chosen, in what proved to be another year of exceptionally high standards across the sector.
Mary Mitchell, regional partnership manager, said: “The judging panel was very impressed with the standard of entries this year and selecting the winner wasn’t easy. Everyone who entered has really worked hard to make a significant difference and raise the profile of the are currently 43 schools in Scotland delivering a rural skills syllabus, many of which already nominate individuals for the highly-esteemed Skills for Work Award.
"However, the independent panel of judges felt that it could often prove difficult for schools to single out individuals for the award. Therefore they decided have to recognise the achievement of the whole school and everyone involved in delivering some excellent projects, often with the help and input of local colleges.
"In addition to the kudos of the award, sponsored by the Royal Highland Agricultural Society, the winning school will receive £500 to The Awards have also been generously supported by various stakeholders and employers from across Scotland who are sponsoring specific industries or prizes.
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