Nicolson pupil is Young Ambassador for Inclusion

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Eilidh MacLeod from The Nicolson Institute, Stornoway has been chosen as one of Scotland’s Young Ambassadors for Inclusion.

Eilidh was chosen to represent Western Isles as part of the new programme developed by Education Scotland.

Through the programme, young people who face barriers to education will be given a voice at a national level to help make a significant impact in raising awareness of the issues around additional support needs and inclusive education.

Eilidh met with her fellow Ambassadors for their first meeting this month where they discussed their experiences of inclusive education and how they have benefited from having the right support in place.

The meeting hosted by Education Scotland also provided the opportunity for Eilidh to share her views of the support provided by teachers and classmates, their learning environment, and give their perspective on how additional support for learning can be further improved.

Eilidh said: “I thoroughly enjoyed meeting up with the other ambassadors from places around Scotland.

“Some were particularly inspiring because of the way they overcame difficulties in all areas of life including education.

“I am really glad that I have been given this chance to try and make a difference.”