The Scheme culminates in an Annual Awards Ceremony that is hosted by BP at their Dyce Headquarters, Aberdeen. Student tutoring is not formally assessed but every tutor is awarded a ‘Certificate of Participation’ at the Awards Ceremony as recognition of their efforts.
The motivational opening address at the Ceremony and the presentation of certificates to each attending student tutor, alternates annually between the respective Directors of Education within the City and Aberdeenshire.
“Aberdeen City is pleased to be a partner with BP colleagues on this important and successful project. The scheme provides an excellent opportunity for students, schools and children to benefit from working together and learning from each other. It has provided a valuable resource for schools and enabled many students to taste teaching before committing to a full time career, leading to many wonderful teachers entering the profession!”
– Gayle Gorman, Director of Education Culture and Sport for Aberdeen City Council 2015
“Attending the evening celebration of the BP Student Tutoring Scheme is one of the highlights for me as Director of Education & Children’s Services in Aberdeenshire. It is always an inspiring event, hearing how much students have developed and learned while working with schools and seeing many future leaders – both educationally and across the professional landscape also gives me confidence for the future.”
– Maria Walker, Director of Aberdeenshire Education & Children’s Services 2016