It was success for the South Ayrshire Youth Forum (SAYF) at the Scottish Education Awards recently.

The Forum won the coveted ‘Children and Young People’s Participation Award.’ Judges were impressed with Forum’s involvement in the 2018 Year of Young People. Over the year they planned and delivered a range of activities including 26 events and engagements with almost 13,000 young people.

Jessica Hartshorn, Chair of South Ayrshire Youth Forum said: “Winning at the Scottish Education Awards was an amazing experience. To be finalists alongside the very best was an honour in itself.

“This award does not just belong to the South Ayrshire Youth Forum but to all the young people who attended our events, who were involved in their delivery and to the staff who supported us all the way.”

Councillor William Grant, Children and Young People Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: “Well done to everyone involved, this is a fantastic achievement for the team! They have worked tirelessly to not only listen to children and young people but have then delivered solutions to help make a difference.

“It’s a joy to work with young people who are so passionate about improving the lives of others. The award recognises all their effort and I would also like to thank staff from the Council’s Community Learning and Development team.”

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