Good news! The pupils and staff of Doon Academy have been honoured for outstanding work in their community! During the holiday period Doon Academy senior Patrick Gilmore, the Campus Police Officer, John Hurran and Mr Lowe attended the Community Planning Award ceremony at the Grange Academy on the 16th April.
The Senior Mentors in Violence Protection (MVP) team at Doon received a welcome acknowledgment of their good work in the school and wider community, when they received a nomination and subsequent invitation to the 2015 Community Planning Awards run by East Ayrshire Council. East Ayrshire Council run these awards in recognition of the remarkable work carried out locally by different groups to help their community. The Community Planning Awards applauds the hard work and dedication of those who strive to make our community a better place for all.
The Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Model is a gender violence, bullying, and school violence prevention approach that encourages young men and women from all socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds to take on leadership roles in their schools and communities. The Senior MVP team was nominated in the Safer Communities Award category. This was thanks to their hard work and determined adoption and rolling out of the MVP program within the school and in their wider community. This is just the latest in a long line of accolades and acknowledgements that the Senior MVP team at Doon has received for their important and ground breaking work.
Doon’s MVP team were up against five other worthy and important local projects in this category; unfortunately we were pipped at the post and came away with a ‘Finalist’ certificate. Attaining a finalist place in the awards is a great achievement and testament to all the hard work that all of the pupils and staff involved in MVP have put in to the program so far.
Therefore, congratulations and big thanks to the Senior MVP team at Doon, as well as the tireless work of PC John Hurran and the staff involved in the MVP program, well done!
This year’s ceremony pictures have not been uploaded onto the website however you can find them on the Community Planning website