Dalziel in line for national business prize

Robert Birch
Robert Birch

Dalziel High School has been shortlisted for a School Partnership Award in a national awards scheme.

They and multinational consultancy, engineering and project management company Amec Foster Wheeler have been shortlisted in the 2015 Responsible Business Awards, run by Business in the Community.

The School Partnership Award recognises businesses that are building sustainable partnerships with schools in the UK, ensuring young people have the skills to build successful working lives.

The five-year partnership, launched in 2013, involves presentations, one-to-one talks, supporting science/engineering projects, offering career guidance and opportunities for work experience.

Dalziel headteacher Robert Birch said; “I am delighted that the strong partnership between Amec Foster Wheeler and Dalziel High School has been recognised in this way.

“We are greatly appreciative of everything that Amec Foster Wheeler are doing to support our pupils in offering top quality opportunities and the variety of ways that they encourage our pupils to develop and fulfil their potential.

“The commitment and support from Amec Foster Wheeler has been superb and our pupils are seeing the benefit of a true partnership approach.”

Company manging director Alan Johnstone added: “I’ve been lucky enough to meet with some of the pupils and teachers from Dalziel High School in Motherwell and have witnessed first-hand their passion and enthusiasm for learning about the oil and gas industry and the exciting careers that the industry can offer them.”