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 2021/22 Programme - Coronavirus Information
- May 1st 2021
With the successful delivery of the Award in 2020/21 we have a flexible model for delivery in a range of lockdown scenarios that will provide the outcomes to participants and communities that we have been delivering for over 20 years.
Applications are now online, and information on the 2021/22 Award is on the Covid-19 Page now.
Information on the rest of the site iremains referencing our pre-COVID programme. We are hopeful the Award will run close to the previous programme in 2021/22 but are able to deliver in full lockdown again if necessary.
please head to the 2021 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 2021/22 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.