A north-east education scheme which helps pupils who struggle with traditional school subjects has been nominated for a national award.
PeterDeen was selected as a finalist in the Community, Learning and Development category in the Scottish Education Awards 2020.
Led by Aberdeenshire Council, the PeterDeen scholarship has been developed in partnership with Aberdeen FC Community Trust, Peterhead-based Score Group plc and Peterhead Academy.
Although it did not win the accolade, the local authority has hailed its nomination as a sign of the “high national regard” it is held in.
Education committee chairwoman, Gillian Owen, said: “”It is a brilliant example of partnership work at its best and has done so much to help young people achieve goals beyond their wildest dreams.”
Attendance rates from participating pupils has gone from below 40% to beyond 90%.
The alternative curriculum includes coaching sessions and the opportunity to focus on skills for life as well as core subjects such as English and Maths.