Award for inclusive approach

Alan Staff, CEO of Apex Scotland, with Linda Dunion and, right, Ronnie Ross.
Alan Staff, CEO of Apex Scotland, with Linda Dunion and, right, Ronnie Ross.
  • Kirkland award
  • Young people benefit
  • Generous praise

A charity-run venture at Kirkland High School has been acknowledged for its work in supporting young people at Methil Brae.

The Inclusion Service, operated by Apex Scotland, has received the Betty Crawford Memorial Award, which is presented annually to services which show innovation and extreme commitment to the young people who use them.

Thanks are due to the school and the young people for their enthusiasm in all the work we have undertaken.

Linda Dunion

In the past year, around 175 young people have benefited from Apex Inclusion, which worked with the National Museum of Scotland, Scottish Youth Parliament and Levenmouth food bank, as well as other voluntary sector agencies. Apex Inclusion is currently working with the Strange Boat production company to produce a short social documentary, led by the pupils of Kirkland and Buckhaven High Schools, to record the history of the schools prior to the opening of the new Levenmouth Academy in 2016.

Linda Dunion, Apex Inclusion worker, said: “I am delighted our service has been recognised in this way and thanks are due to the school for its support and the young people for their enthusiasm in all the work we have undertaken.”

Ronnie Ross, headteacher, added: “I congratulate Linda for her ongoing excellent work and her highly visible loyalty to all that goes on at Kirkland.”