Top award for Super pupils

SUPER PUPILS . . . Robyn and Alexander show off their awards, flanked by Christine Pollock, executive director of learning and leisure at North Lanarkshire Council, and Supercounty chairman Iain Livingstone.
SUPER PUPILS . . . Robyn and Alexander show off their awards, flanked by Christine Pollock, executive director of learning and leisure at North Lanarkshire Council, and Supercounty chairman Iain Livingstone.

TWO pupils at Motherwell high schools have become the first recipients of the Livingstone Award.

The award has been launched to mark the 20th anniversary of Supercounty, named in honour of Iain Livingstone, chairman of the campaign since its inception.

It will be presented each year to pupils who ‘exemplify the core values of Supercounty through their contribution to the local community’.

Robyn Delaney and Alexander Anderson, S6 pupils at Our Lady’s and Dalziel high schools respectively, have picked up the award this year.

Iain said: “Supercounty has supported many community initiatives over the years along with the introduction of many exciting and creative projects across Lanarkshire’s schools.

“Robyn and Alexander are truly inspirational and mature beyond their years. It was both an honour and a privilege to meet these outstanding young people and present them with an award in my name.”

Robyn was nominated by Deborah King, school partnership officer at Our Lady’s in recognition of her volunteering and work on school-based projects.

Alexander was put forward by Dalziel headteacher Robert Birch after coping well with the challenges of being school captain.