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The Acorn Awards

The Acorn Awards

The Levenseat Trust run a competition each year for all the Primary Schools within the catchment area, namely Addiewell, Auchengray, Braehead, Falla Hill Fauldhouse, Forth, Longridge, Our Lady’s Stoneyburn, St John the Baptist Fauldhouse, St Thomas’ Addiewell, Stoneyburn and Woodmuir Breich, encouraging them to work with their communities, looking at environmental and ecological projects.

Acorn Award

The Acorn Award Trophy

A theme is decided at the beginning of the year by the Trust and advised to the schools when they are invited to participate. The award aims to increase partnership working between schools, parents and local organisations. Each school is awarded £500 at the beginning of the project to cover any costs incurred while running the project.

At the end of the project judges from Levenseat Trust visit each school to learn about their project and meet the pupils involved. The schools are then invited along to a presentation day where the Award winner is announced and they receive the trophy for a year and a cheque for £50.

Criteria to be considered by the Trust Panel

  • The level of the children’s involvement
  • Were the parents and local community involved?
  • What was the standard of evidence supplied by the presentation on the themes

 

The theme for 2016 was “Recycling – Encouraging young people to be responsible citizens”.

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2016 Winner – Woodmuir Primary School

The Levenseat Trust held their Acorn Awards with all 11 primary schools in the catchment area taking part. The standard of presentation was extremely high and the judges had a very difficult job but very much enjoyed visiting the schools during two days in October to do the judging.

The Awards Ceremony was held in Longridge Community Centre on 16 November 2016 and the schools all sent children along to this event, with Woodmuir Primary School being announced as the winner.

A magician and story teller were in attendance together with stalls from Levenseat Limited, Fauldhouse Community Development Trust,  Fairtrade, Scottish Wildlife Trust and The Forestry Commission.

 

The theme for 2015 was “Outdoor Learning Development at your School”.

Braehead Primary School winners

2015 Winner – Braehead Primary School

The Levenseat Trust held their Acorn Awards with all 11 primary schools in the catchment area taking part. The standard of presentation was high and the judges very much enjoyed visiting the schools during two days in October to do the judging.

The Awards Ceremony was held in Longridge Community Centre on 11 November 2015 and the schools all sent children along to this event, with Braehead Primary School being announced as the winner.   Before making this announcement our “Master of Ceremonies” Mrs Rena Whyte, gave the children a talk about Remembrance Day and all children (and adults) were encouraged to wear their poppy. A two minute silence was observed by everyone at 11 o’clock.

A magician and story teller were in attendance together with stalls from Levenseat Limited, Fauldhouse Community Development Trust, Forth Eco Site, Fairtrade and The Forestry Commission.

The 2014 theme was “Promotion of local sport, in school and the community”. The winner of this was Our Lady’s Primary School, Stoneyburn.