Zarah lands national award

Taylor High pupil Zarah Bano with her National Youthlink Award
Taylor High pupil Zarah Bano with her National Youthlink Award

A Taylor High School pupil has landed a top national award for her work helping younger colleagues on a voluntary basis.

Zarah Bano, a sixyth year peer tutor at the school received the Youthlink Scotland accolade at a prestigious awards dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow.

She was presented with the award by Aileen Campbell MSP, Minister for Children and Young People.

Zarah supports second year pupils at Taylor with their reading and comprehension skills.

And her dedication, patience and positive attitude have played a key role in helping the pupils she works with and giving them someone to turn to when they are having difficulties at school.

The peer tutor programme at Taylor supports young people in their efforts to achieve all they can in school, their life beyond and ultimately in the world of work.

Taylor headteacher Gerry McCormick was full of praise for Zarah’s efforts.

he said: “Zarah is an outstanding young person who gives freely of her time to help younger students.

“She is an able dedicated student who thoroughly deserves this recognition from Youthlink Scotland. Well done Zarah!”

Zarah added: “I feel really honoured for being chosen as one of the finalists for the Youth Link Scotland award for my peer tutoring.

“It was a great night and it was lovely to meet all of the other nominees who have achieved so much for the Youth of Scotland,”

YouthLink Scotland is the national agency for youth work. It is a membership organisation and is in the unique position of representing the interests and aspirations of the whole of the sector both voluntary and statutory.

It champions the role and value of the youth work sector.