Vote for your school, nursery or teacher!

People in Aberdeenshire are being urged to enter their local schools, nurseries or individuals into the Scottish Education Awards 2012 so that their achievements can be recognised.

The deadline for submissions is March 2.

The awards, which celebrate the achievements of schools and teachers across Scotland, have attracted hundreds of nominations so far.

Chairman of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning and Leisure Committee Councillor Richard Stroud said: “I encourage pupils and parents to nominate those who provide education and support to children and young people in Aberdeenshire and who make such a difference to their lives. Whether it is a teacher just starting out in their career, or someone who has taught many generations of young people, if they have made an impact then their achievements should be recognised and the Education Awards help do this.”

The awards are open to all publicly funded schools, including secondary, primary, nursery and special schools.

There are also categories to recognise and reward the dedication of teachers, head-teachers and support staff across the country.

Nominations are invited from across all 17 categories including Teacher of the Year, Global Citizenship, Literacy and Numeracy across Learning and Sustainable Schools.

For further information and to make a nomination visit www.scottisheducationawards.org.uk