• The Award for Making a Difference - Secondary School of the Year
  • Alva Academy
  • Silver Winners
  • 2022
  • Alva

In June 2020, Alva Academy made the commitment to ensure young people would have the chance to flourish and fulfil their potential. To do this, the academy engaged with a number of partners, developed its curriculum, created opportunities and allowed young people’s voices to be heard. An extensive extra-curricular timetable began, including Scotland’s first e-sports team competing on a national level, alongside the launch of a wellbeing hub and significant curriculum changes which ensure everyone has a pathway to success.

Alva Academy adapted how it engaged with the local community to have a positive impact, setting up creative opportunities for support. Pupils engaged with care homes through podcasts and videos, raised an astonishing £51,000 for Macmillan and created a bond with Parkinson’s sufferers through the Parkinson’s Singing Group.