A WEE COUNTY secondary school has been named among the winners at a government awards night.

Alloa Academy was recognised at the the Scottish Government and Healthcare Improvement Scotland's Quality Improvement awards which took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow last Tuesday, November 12.

The awards, which are in their fourth year, are dedicated to celebrating the fantastic range of quality improvement practice that has been taking place across the length and breadth of Scotland and showcasing the wide range of high quality services offered for babies, children, young people and their families in all aspects of their lives.

A total of nine winning teams and individuals from local authorities and health boards from across Scotland were recognised for their commitment, dedication and hard work in helping to strengthen services and give children the best start in life, with equal opportunities to learn and thrive, enabling Scotland's children and young people to utilise their full potential.

Carole Wilkinson, chair of Healthcare Improvement Scotland, added: "The QI Awards provide a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the wide range of Quality Improvement work taking place across Scotland.

"These projects aim to make health and social care services the best they can be, so our children and their families can experience the best care possible.

"Congratulations to all winners and nominees for their dedication to making a real difference. We can all be incredibly proud."

Alloa Academy was presented with the award for excellence in using QI to support children and young people towards better learning outcomes (8+ years).

The award recognises outstanding work using quality improvement to deliver improved outcomes for children and young people; enabling them to realise their full potential.

Maree Todd, minister for children and young people, said: "The quality improvement awards allow us to celebrate the achievements of those working hard to improve the lives of children, young people and their families throughout Scotland.

"We want to harness and spread the amazing work that is making a real and meaningful difference to the lives of our children and young people and enabling them to realise their full potential.

"The winners and all those shortlisted should be extremely proud of themselves and the impact their work has had on young people and we hope they will continue to reap the benefits for years to come."