Fallin Nursery is in contention for a Scottish Education Award in recognition of its creative approaches to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and the local community over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The local nursery is one of three finalists in the “making the difference” category which “recognises settings that show effectiveness in transforming the life chances of its children and young people.”
As part of its work to support the mental health and wellbeing of the community, the nursery created a COVID-19 ‘memory book’ which illustrates how the community came together during the pandemic.
The Scottish Education Awards, which were first held in 2001 are designed to celebrate the success and commitment of the education sector in Scotland.
Head of Nursery Denise Wallace said: ”Developing strong, positive relationships is at the heart of our community nursery in Fallin.
“Staff are so very proud that this memory book allows children to reflect on some good times through these past difficult months. It really celebrates how nursery and an empowered community have worked together to nurture their children.”
Convener of Stirling Council’s Children and Young People Committee, Cllr Danny Gibson said: “Being shortlisted for this prestigious accolade is well-deserved recognition for the dedication, commitment and innovative approaches of staff at Fallin Nursery during an uncertain and challenging time for families.
“It’s already a fantastic achievement to be among the finalists for this prestigious national award but Fallin would be very deserving winners and hopefully the nursery can bring home the prize.”
This year’s awards will take place tomorrow evening in Glasgow.
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