Awards for Bar­rhead and St Luke’s stu­dents

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page - Ken­neth Speirs

A group of young peo­ple were hon­oured for out­stand­ing achieve­ments across a range of dis­ci­plines at an an­nual awards event.

Pupils from Bar­rhead High School and St Luke’s High School were recog­nised at East Ren­frew­shire Coun­cil by the Con­vener’s Awards for Out­stand­ing Achieve­ment.

Recog­ni­tion was given for mu­si­cal tal­ents, sport­ing suc­cess, vol­un­teer­ing and ded­i­cated com­mu­nity ser­vice, and these were just some of the cat­e­gories which were awarded on the night.

Each win­ner, who is nom­i­nated for the award by teach­ers at their school, was pre­sented with a cer­tifi­cate and tro­phy.

Elaine Green, who handed out the awards in her fi­nal duty as ed­u­ca­tion con­vener be­fore re­tir­ing as a coun­cil­lor, said: “I never fail to be blown away by the fan­tas­tic achieve­ments each and ev­ery one of the pupils nom­i­nated show.

“This awards event of­fers an op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate and recog­nise ev­ery­thing from rep­re­sent­ing your coun­try at sport, to fab­u­lous per­form­ing arts, and young peo­ple who have over­come ad­ver­sity to dis­play amaz­ing in­de­pen­dent liv­ing skills.

“The range of tal­ent, ded­i­ca­tion and hard work dis­played by the pupils is un­be­liev­able and they are a credit to their schools, teach­ers and par­ents – but most of all to them­selves.”

Mhairi Shaw, direc­tor of ed­u­ca­tion, said the coun­cil was com­mit­ted to de­liv­er­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for all pupils, and sup­ports them to achieve and at­tain through ex­cel­lent ex­pe­ri­ences.

She added: “Just hear­ing about the many achieve­ments of this group of young peo­ple high­lights that of­fer­ing such well-rounded ed­u­ca­tion ex­pe­ri­ences helps to de­velop con­fi­dent young peo­ple ,who are ready to go on to con­trib­ute to their com­mu­nity and achieve in the next chap­ter of their lives af­ter school.” The win­ners were as fol­lows: Bar­rhead High: Ailidh Hamilton – Com­mu­nity Ser­vice, Grace Richard­son – Com­mu­nity Ser­vice, Iain MacCuish – Sport, Eilidh Weather­ston – Sport.

St Luke’s High: Adam Can­ning – Ad­vo­cacy, Car­men Cas­sidy – Com­mu­nity Ser­vice, Me­gan McDon­ald – Cre­ative, Jamie Stewart – Ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar, Daniel Mur­phy – Ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar, Michael McEvoy –Ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar, Ai­dan Steven­son – Ex­tra- cur­ric­u­lar, Jor­dan Mitchell –Ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar, Daniel Quinn – In­de­pen­dent Liv­ing Skills, Ber­nadette McShane – Sport.

Well done Ber­nadette McShane, Car­men Cas­sidy, Me­gan McDon­ald, Adam Can­ning, Ai­den Steven­son and Daniel Quinn of St Luke’s High

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