Schools across Tayside and Fife were recognised for social enterprise success at an awards ceremony on Friday.
The 13th annual Social Enterprise in Education Awards took place virtually through Google Classrooms, with Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary John Swinney sending a video message of congratulations.
The awards aim to recognise creative young people across Scotland who have set up social enterprises and got involved in community activities in an effort to solve the issues that matter to them.
Fife entrants scooped eight awards in total. The winners included Kennoway Primary, where pupils held workshops to raise awareness of racism in their community after a classmate experienced it first-hand, and Aberdour Primary, which set up a clothes recycling social enterprise which uses profits to buy and donate clothes to the homeless. The youngsters are adapting to Covid-19 by looking at a click-and-collect purchasing model.
Blairhall Primary, Capshard Primary, Crail Primary, Hill of Beath Primary, St Agatha’s Primary and Tulliallan Primary also flew the flag for the kingdom.
Elsewhere, pupils at Barnhill Primary School in Dundee won an award for their efforts, as did Logierait Primary in Perth and Kinross.
Mr Swinney said: “Across Scotland, it is inspiring to see the innovative social enterprise activity being developed in schools, and by pupils.
“My congratulations go out to all of the successful schools.”