The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award

The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award
Partnered by The Outward Bound Trust

Supporting young people in Scotland
About the award

The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award brings together over 150 S6 pupils from 60 schools across the central belt of Scotland. The participants are drawn from different social, economic, religious and cultural backgrounds, to work together to deliver projects to benefit their local communities.

Through the Award we help participants in their final year at school gain social confidence, communication and organisation skills, develop their resilience, and maintain their own mental wellbeing, as well as raise aspiration.

Participants also report increased connection to the outdoors and appreciation of a healthy lifestyle and increased connection to their community.

In recent evaluation we have shown an improvement in mental wellbeing in participants in the Award when compared to their peers outside the Award.

If you would like to see a copy of our evaluation report for 2020/21 please get in touch - we're happy to evidence the above through our sector-leading evaluation.

Who is the award for?

If any of these sound like you, we can help you make a difference:

  • You feel that your social confidence might hold you back when you leave school.
  • You want your CV and personal statement to show more than just your grades.
  • You want to stand out when it comes to applying for jobs, college and university.
  • You don’t really know what you want to do after school, but are willing to try to find out.
  • You're keen to do some personal development and learn some new skills and behaviours.

Take part in the Award and all we ask is that you approach it with an open mind, committing to help yourself and support your local community.

Support us

The costs of delivering The Award are almost entirely met by our generous donors. If you would like to help young people have this opportunity in years to come, please consider supporting us – more information on how to donate is here.

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