Edinburgh Labour Councillor for the Pentland Hills ward.
Convenor of Health, Social Care & Housing and Labour Group Deputy Leader.
Friday, 24 September 2010
WHEC & Columba 1400
Was delighted to accept an invitation last night to attend a presentation at Wester Hailes Education Centre by students who had attended the Columba 1400 Leadership Academy on Skye. Brilliant to see and hear young people who had obviously benefited greatly from an experience that builds self confidence and team working skills. The object of the exercise, apart from expanding the horizons and aspirations of the youngsters involved, is to make WHEC stronger as a school through the leadership and confidence of its own students. We also heard about some fantastic other projects supported by WHEC including their South African connection. Sometimes this great school doesn't receive the recognition it deserves but hopefully initiatives like Columba 1400 will challenge some outdated perceptions.