The innovative combination of an outdoor learning residential and urban community-based project helps to break down barriers that exist within our communities, supports young people to develop their confidence and provides them with the skills and attributes needed in transition to further education, training and employment.
The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award
Partnered by The Outward Bound Trust
Our 2020/21 Programme - Coronavirus Information
- September 18th 2020
For the current climate the Award has been re-designed for delivery within Government Guidelines. Applications are now online, and information on the 2020 Award is on the Covid-19 Page now.
Rest assured, the outcomes delivered over the last 20 years have been built into this years' Award, which is arguably more important than ever, in the current circumstances.
Information on the rest of the site is with reference to our non COVID programme. We are hopeful the award will run in it's normal format from 2021/22 onwards.
please head to the 2020 Pages for more information or to apply for your place
What we do
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.
If you would like to see a copy of our evaluation report for 2018/19 please get in touch - we're happy to evidence the above through our sector-leading evaluation.
Applications for the 2020/21 programme are now open.
If any of the statements below could apply to you - we can help you make a difference:
• You feel your social confidence is the thing that will hold you back when you leave school
• You have studied hard, have good results, but your CV is all academic and doesn’t show the full ‘you’
• You believe there is more to you than just your exam results
• You want to stand out when it comes to being chosen for jobs, colleges and universities
• You don’t really know what you want to do after school, but are willing to try to find out
• You have a personal agenda for change or development
All we ask is your commitment to yourself and a little bit of your time
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.