Speaking during a recent Scottish Parliament debate on youth awards and youth work, Iain Gray MSP heralded the outstanding work of Tranent-based youth group, Recharge, and also praised East Lothian Youth Council for its burgeoning activity.
Mr Gray also cited a recent Education Scotland review of the issue which highlighted East Lothian’s success in youth work. It found an “effective level of leadership in the development of youth awards” in East Lothian and indicated that “a good range of opportunities are available in all six secondary schools in the authority and within community groups and uniformed organisations.”
Commenting after the debate, Iain Gray MSP said:
“There is no doubt that youth awards and youth work have gone from strength to strength in Scotland over the last few years. The Education Scotland review of youth awards makes clear that East Lothian has demonstrated particular excellence in this area and I was very pleased to have the opportunity to highlight this success in the debate.
“Young people in East Lothian now have a far greater range of opportunities to participate in youth awards and join in with local youth activities than has previously been the case. Local youth groups, the county’s schools, uniformed organisations and East Lothian Council all deserve great credit for the significant progress that has been made here in recent years.”